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Alabama passes harshest anti-abortion law in US, effectively banning procedure

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Train grassroots health workers in medical abortions to keep women from quacks, say doctors

A majority of Indian women looking to undergo abortions do so by self-medication or through quacks because of the stigma around the procedure and lack of awareness.

Why people with good looks view sex differently than others

Good-looking people on average have more sexual opportunities and partners, enjoy larger benefits when it comes to romance.
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Busting abortion myths in India on International Safe Abortion Day

According to a study published in The Lancet, the vast majority of India’s approximately 1.6 crore abortions took place outside a health facility.
The Supreme Court of India denies woman the permission to terminate her baby| Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC says abortion amounts to murder, rejects 20-year-old Mumbai woman’s plea

The 20-year-old petitioner, now over 25 weeks pregnant, had cited marital discord and a desire to end her marriage as grounds to seek an abortion.
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In SC, woman seeks abortion past 20-week ceiling, asserts right to privacy

Plea says privacy accorded to her by the August 2017 nine-judge bench challenges validity of MTP provisions
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The homophobic, anti-abortion preacher making the rounds of South India’s science colleges

Abhishek Clifford, who heads the NGO Rescue 108 is believed to be of British origin and claims to be known by many names.
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Global Pulse: Once again, bioterrorism and disease is overlooked by the White House

It seems all can never be well in Trump's White House. From the day the President took office, controversial decisions have come out of his establishment on an almost daily basis.
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Abortion has been legal in India since 1971 but it is still not a woman’s right

Legal barriers, such as the blanket 20-week gestation limit, no mention of unmarried women in the clause of contraceptive failure, the need for physician’s consent – all constrain and deny women reproductive justice.
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Global Pulse: It looks like Berlusconi is going to be back in power in Italy

Ireland will hold a referendum on abortion in May, in which the people will be asked whether they want to repeal of retain the the ban on abortions.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.