Physicians must treat in line with patients' wishes and standards of care. Some medical ethicists say that abortion bans will force doctors to disregard these obligations in order to follow the law.
Risking beatings by the Taliban, Afghan women have taken to the streets to protest against the hard-line regime, its new curbs on their rights — and Pakistan's influence in their country.
The March4Justice demonstrations in Australia on Monday were organized after a series of sexual assault allegations involving government officials.
The Constitutional Court had ruled in October to ban terminations of pregnancies with fetal defects – nearly the only abortions that happen in Poland, which already had strict limits on the procedure.
Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.
Tennessee was the final state needed to ratify the amendment that secured women the right to vote. At the last moment, a young state legislator switched his vote to yes after his mom asked him to.
Nepali police recently made their first-ever arrest for the outlawed practice of banishing women to huts during their periods. But advocates say legal measures aren't enough to keep women safe.
Last week's testimony before Gambia's Truth Commission riveted the country and described a culture of systematic sexual abuse in the presidential palace.
"After all these years watching every match on TV, I'm going to be able to experience everything in person," said Raha Purbakhsh, one of 3,500 women who bought tickets to Thursday's game.
"I do think that I was born under a very bright star," Ginsburg said recounting her career and legacy as a woman who beat the professional odds.