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Participants sing during a wedding ceremony at Bole Medhane Alem (Savior of the World) Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's Africa's largest Orthodox church, and its message on contraceptive devices is clear: not permitted. Allison Shelley for NPR hide caption

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Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

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Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate protest in front of the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

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Abortion-rights supporters outside the Supreme Court in January for the annual March for Life. This week North Dakota and Colorado struck down ballot measures restricting abortion, while Tennessee passed an initiative that may result in restricted rights. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Of Three States Reject Ballot Measures Restricting Abortion

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A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas. Juan Carlos Llorca/AP hide caption

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Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

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A man walks Oct. 3 past the former site of an El Paso, Texas, clinic that offered abortions. It was one of more than a dozen clinics that closed following the implementation of restrictive new building codes. Juan Carlos LLorca/The Associated Press hide caption

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Seteng Horo with her son Abhishek, 4, in their two-room mud hut. Seteng is married to Kunwar. The couple has two children. Their daughter is 6. Poulomi Bass for NPR hide caption

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Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

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Abortions are legal in India. But many are performed by traditional midwives, called dais. Sometimes a dai rubs herbs on a woman's stomach or gives her plants to eat. Poulomi Basu for NPR hide caption

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Anti-abortion demonstrators from the group Derecho a Vivir (Right to Life) take part in a protest in Madrid on Sept. 21. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had pledged to enact a strict anti-abortion law, but has now dropped the plan. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's Abortion Debate Shakes Government That Pledged To Ban It

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In the markets of San Salvador, El Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools ... and you can purchase abortion pills. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

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