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KENYA – Victory in Landmark Ruling Challenging the Withdrawal of ‘The Standards & Guidelines’

On 12 June 2019, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a landmark case challenging the Kenyan government’s withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion in Kenya” (Standards & Guidelines). The Center filed the ...

HONDURAS – Feature Story: Life or Death Choices for Women Living Under Abortion Ban

Honduras’ total ban on abortion in all circumstances puts women and girls in danger and violates their rights, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a web feature on the topic. This excellent article shares moving stories of Honduran women confronting ...

IRELAND – #RepealedThe8th: Translating Travesty, Global Conversation, and the Irish Abortion Referendum

Why does #RepealedThe8th matter for feminist legal studies? The answers seem obvious in one sense. Feminism has long constituted itself through the struggle for sexual and reproductive justice, and Irish feminism has contributed a significant ‘legal win’ with the landslide ...

ITALY – VIDEO: Aborto: libere di scegliere, togliamoci la maschera

Abortion: free to choose, let's take off the mask - On 22 May 2019, the 41st anniversary of the Law 194 was celebrated. It ends the 40 years since the law was passed, which has been strongly disregarded, in spite ...

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW – Telemedicine for medical abortion: a systematic review

Medical abortion through telemedicine seems to be highly acceptable to women. Rates of continuing pregnancy, complete abortion, haemorrhage and hospitalisation are similar to those reported in the literature for in‐person abortion care. Surgical evacuation rates are higher. The compiled results ...

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION 1, ARGENTINA – Re-thinking the use of conscientious objection by health professionals: A regulatory proposal based on legal abortion practices in Argentina

Based on legal abortion practices in Argentina, this paper proposes language for the regulation of conscientious objection within public policy. This proposal is empirically informed, based on a review of comparative legal studies and a conceptual framework that considers regulatory ...