World / Politics Jun 20, 2013

U.S. House passes bill with new limits on abortion

The House approved legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy, the most sweeping abortion restriction to pass any chamber of Congress in a decade. The vote was 228-196. While the measure is unlikely to become law — it faces opposition ...

Reference | FYI Oct 20, 2009

Abortion still key birth control

by Mariko Kato

People may be surprised to know abortion has been legal in Japan since 1949, more than a decade earlier than in other industrialized countries. In subsequent years, abortion became socially accepted to the point that Japan drew international criticism for attracting foreigners seeking to terminate ...