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Abortion

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of afetus or embryo, resulting in or caused by its death. An abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy or can be induced, in humans and other species. In the context of human pregnancies, an abortion induced to preserve the health of the gravida (pregnant female) is termed a therapeutic abortion, while an abortion induced for any other reason is termed an elective abortion. Read More

Articles About Abortion

Pregnant woman sits on the floor at a hospital in Minakaman
Mums-To-Be Face Discrimination at Workplace

By IBTimes AU

The federal government has said that for workplace discrimination against pregnant women to be stopped, more work needs to be done and it won't be fair to alter work laws to solve the problem. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

Abortion Over Pregnancy to Keep Job – Pregnancy Discrimination Still Rampant in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Australian women are still experiencing pregnancy discrimination, Australian Human Rights Commission found (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA

Students receive free condoms at an event organised by the United Nations
Many Young Women are Unaware of Female Condoms: Study

By IBTimes AU

Condoms are the only known preventive measures against sexually transmitted infections. While young adults are aware of what condoms are, they are totally oblivious to female condoms which is one of the only two barrier protective methods, a new study by two UT Arlington researchers have found. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

Incest Becomes Socially Acceptable, Sydney Judge Says

By IBTimes AU

Sydney District Court Judge Garry Neilson made a disturbing statement as he said that incest is now becoming socially acceptable (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA

Contraceptive Mandate: Washington shakes it up
Contraception Mandate by Supreme Court: Obama Calls It 'Jeopardised'

By IBTimes AU

The latest verdict by the U.S. Supreme Court over birth control came as a massive blow towards Obama’s health care law. The court ruled that “family-owned businesses do not have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the owners’ religious beliefs. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, WHITE HOUSE, US SUPREME COURT, SUPREME COURT, LAW SCHOOL, CONGRESS, BARACK OBAMA

Floyd Mayweather at BET Awards
Boxing News 2014: Floyd Mayweather & Ashanti Romance; R&B Singer, Boxer Cuddling at Bet Awards

By IBTimes AU

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Grammy Award-winner singer Ashanti were spotted getting cozy with each other's arms in an after-party at Playhouse Nightclub in Los Angeles, according to a source present in the event on Sunday. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: MICHIGAN, LOS ANGELES, GRAMMY AWARD

New Zealand Abortion Rate Lowest in 20 Years; NZ Greens to Push For 'Abortion-on-Demand' Bill

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's abortion rate has plunged to its lowest in 20 years. (Jun 19)

New Zealand Greens Ratifies Policy to Decriminalise Abortion

By IBTimes AU

The New Zealand Greens has approved a formal policy on abortion. The ratification makes the Greens the only party in Parliament to have such a policy. The party will be legislating the decriminalisation of abortion and protect "the right to end a pregnancy. (Jun 06)

May 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes a selfie during game three of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center.
Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Posts Instagram Video of Self in Hot Tub While Cruising Miami on Yacht

By IBTimes AU

After posting angry Instagram videos over his recent brawl at Fatburger with rapper T.I., American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr decided on Thursday to show his happy and content life. He posted this time a video of himself immersed in a hot tub aboard h... (May 30)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, DIAMONDS

‘American Horror Story’ Season 4 ‘Freak Show’: Sarah Paulson to Play Most Challenging Character

By IBTimes AU

Sarah Paulson is likely to be seen in one of the most challenging roles in "American Horror Story" Season 4, subtitled "Freak Show." (May 28)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, HOLLYWOOD