illegal abortions

Stuff

What It's Like to Have an Illegal Abortion

It's a crime to have an abortion in Poland, so what do you do when an unwanted pregnancy could ruin your life?
Izabela Szumen
10.26.16
Europe

Abortion Is Legal in Italy, But It's Almost Impossible to Get One

Valentina Magnanti miscarried alone in a hospital bathroom after the doctor on shift refused to help her. While abortion remains technically legal in Italy, 70 percent of Italian gynecologists refuse to offer the procedure—with terrifying results for...
Matteo Congregalli
4.18.16
VICE REPORTS

How the Philippines's Strict Laws Have Driven Women to Seek Backstreet Abortions

In our new documentary 'Year of Mercy,' Jo Fuertes Knight investigates how strict new reproductive health laws are having fatal consequences in the Philippines.
VICE Staff
3.1.16
brasil

How the Zika Virus Is Fueling the Abortion Debate in Brazil

Activists are pushing for a legal change in light of the Zika epidemic and microcephaly concerns in Brazil.
Letícia Naísa
2.22.16
Comics!

A Comic That Shows the Tough Reality of Getting an Abortion in Brazil

After learning she's pregnant, Cynthia encounters emotional and logistical obstacles when trying to access safe and legal abortion services in Brazil.
Cynthia Bonacossa
12.6.15
Stuff

Sex, Stonings, and Back Street Abortions: The Truth Behind the Maldives 'Tropical Paradise' Image

In an extract from his new book, author JJ Robinson paints a picture of the Maldives far different from the one we see in the Instagram snaps of the rich and famous.
JJ Robinson
11.13.15
Film

An Interview with the Activist Helping Women Have DIY Abortions

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a Dutch activist who has devoted her life to helping women safely terminate pregnancies in countries where doing so is illegal.
Callie Beusman
12.5.14
Health

The Activist Helping Women Have DIY Abortions

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a Dutch activist who has devoted her life to helping women safely terminate pregnancies in countries where doing so is illegal.
Callie Beusman
12.4.14