Gibraltar votes 62% in favour of legalizing abortion. Under the new proposed amendment to the criminal law bill, pregnancies can be terminated by a registered physician within the first 12 weeks, while abortions would be permitted at a later stage of the pregnancy under a "narrow set of circumstances".
YouTube suspends channels run by Myanmar's military and removes junta propaganda videos for "violating its community guidelines and terms of service".
Lombardy announces new restrictions ordering all bars closed at midnight effective today, with bars only able to serve customers seated at tables after 6 p.m. local time, and the sale of takeaway alcohol is also banned after that time. The region also prohibits the consumption of food and drink in all outside public areas under the new restrictions.
Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Tennessee pass the country's toughest anti-abortion laws, banning the procedure from the moment of fetal heartbeat at around six weeks of pregnancy. Governor Bill Lee hails the law while several organizations say they plan to go to the courts over the issue.
The Supreme Court of Justice of Guatemala rules not to allow the implementation of a usage manual from the Procuratorate of Human Rights for talks and workshops about sexuality due to the document's views on abortion, which, except risk for mother's life, is illegal in the country.
Police in China detain 75 people in connection with a service that determined the female gender of unborn babies for the purpose of abortion. Authorities say that at least 300 people were involved in the illegal service in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. Expectant parents wanting male children smuggled fetal blood samples to Hong Kong for gender testing. China ended its one-child policy last year.
The death of a pregnant woman from septicaemia in an Irish hospital prompts international outrage, protests and condemnation. University College Hospital Galway refused numerous requests from Savita Halappanavar and her family for an abortion on the grounds that "this is a Catholic country."
Lawmakers in the US state of Texas pass a healthcare bill imposing further restrictions on abortion.
Prosecutors in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania charge a Philadelphia illegal abortionist with eight counts of murder for killing a patient and seven live born babies.
Police in Vietnam detain prominent government critic Cu Huy Ha Vu on charges of "propaganda against the state".