Personal beliefs sometimes collide with healthcare providers’ professional responsibilities.
The stigmatisation of abortion continues, also at the highest levels of government. Plus, illegal abortion providers have proliferated.
The social development minister says there is insufficient evidence to support claims that "repeat abortions" are a large-scale problem in SA.
Human error and scant access to preventative measures continue to cause unintended pregnancies, many of which lead to abortion.
Philippine Catholic leaders are standing firm against contraception, abortion and gay marriage despite Pope Francis' comments urging a change of tone.
Irish lawmakers are set to introduce abortion in limited cases where the mother's life is at risk, when new laws go to a final vote.
The Texas state senator catapulted to national prominence after her 11-hour filibuster successfully derailed an anti-abortion vote.
Texas democrats have blocked a drive for new state abortion restrictions by using a marathon speech as a delay tactic.
Termination is a legal right, yet thousands still turn to backstreet abortionists, reflecting the ignorance and stigma that surround the issue.
Britain's health secretary has said the limit for women to have abortions should be 12 weeks, igniting criticism from opposition and activists.
A Dutch yacht dubbed the "abortion ship" has been escorted from Moroccan territorial waters, amid competing claims about its authenticity.
The Moroccan navy is reportedly blocking the Mediterranean harbour in which a controversial Dutch 'abortion ship' was due to dock on Thursday.
An article about rising abortions among teenage girls in the Eastern Cape has missed the real issue, writes Faranaaz Parker.
According to a report, an abortion takes place every 10 minutes at Eastern Cape clinics, putting strain on the province's health resources.
The police say the advertising of dangerous backstreet abortions is a matter for the Advertising Standards Authority, as it's "like selling a car".
Poor women believe they have no option other than to terminate unwanted pregnancies, even if it kills them.
Women will always need access to termination services. They should be safe and accessible, writes Eddie Mhlanga.
South Africa's Department of Health had "failed women" by not making it easy to access contraception.