Noemi Padilla, 47, recently left Tampa Women's Health, an independent clinic in Tampa, Fla. She worked there as a surgical nurse and assisted on abortion procedures up to about 23 weeks gestation.
After California passed the Reproductive FACT Act in 2015, a number of anti-abortion pregnancy clinics filed lawsuits. The Supreme Court says it will consider the law in its upcoming session. One of the clinics was the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic in El Cajon, Calif., seen here in a file photo.
Abortion rights opponents gather during a rally in downtown Louisville earlier this summer. A federal judge issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center.
Activists celebrate outside the Constitutional Court in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. The court approved a measure to ease the country's strict abortion ban by decriminalizing the procedure in certain cases.
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During a march last month in favor of President Michelle Bachelet's bill, a demonstrator displays a handkerchief with an embroidered image of a uterus and the word "free" in Spanish.
A patient is tested for malaria at a clinic in Kenya. U.S. funding for antimalarial efforts, HIV prevention and other programs abroad could be affected by the newly expanded "Mexico City policy."
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(Left) Groups of young people travelled from around the country to listen to speakers ranging from Vice President Mike Pence to Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst ahead of the march. (Right) Towson University student Edena Zeweie, 18, came with a friend. Her friend said that they were there to be "the voice for those who have no voice" and protest for Planned Parenthood to be defunded.
Signage is displayed outside a Planned Parenthood office in Peoria, Ill. Donald Trump's political inner circle is very much in favor of defunding the organization.
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