USA: Letter to President Obama

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From: Liz Maguire Sent: January 22, 2015 Subject: Action on Helms Amendment urged in letter to President Obama from 143 organizations from 34 countries around the world Dear President Obama, The undersigned organizations working to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in many countries around the world write to urge you to use...
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THAILAND: Chaiyaphum abortion clinics raided

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7 January 2015 http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/455028/chaiyaphum-abortion-clinics-raided Authorities on Wednesday raided a drug store and a beauty clinic in Chaiyaphum province allegedly operating as fronts for illegal abortion clinics and arrested two women accused of terminating pregnancies. A team of police from the Consumer Protection Police Division, soldiers and highway police raided Urai drug store at Sanambin community...
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MALAYSIA: High Court sets aside Nepali’s conviction in Penang abortion case

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12 January 2015 Nirmala finally walked out from the courtroom, temporarily free, after Dr Sim-Poey Choong of Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM) posted bail for her today. She had been in prison for four months since her arrest on October 9, 2014.    http://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/high-court-sets-aside-nepali%e2%80%99s-conviction-in-penang-abortion-case/ar-AA83TdR On 12 January the High Court set aside the conviction...
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INDIA: If you’re in your second trimester and want to get an abortion in Maharashtra, good luck

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The laws in Maharashtra are pitting those who fight against sex selection and those who fight for abortion rights against each other. Meanwhile it’s not fun times for women.  by Menaka Rao | Grist Media https://in.news.yahoo.com/if-you-re-in-your-second-trimester-and-want-to-get-an-abortion-in-maharashtra–good-luck-060713360.html In June 2014, Kusum (name changed), a 32-year old mother of two, found to her dismay that she was...
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CANADA: Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights Disappointed by Delay but Optimistic over Eventual Approval of Mifepristone

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15 January 2014 http://www.sexualhealthandrights.ca/action-canada-for-sexual-health-and-rights-disappointed-by-delay-but-optimistic-over-eventual-approval-of-mifepristone/ Health Canada has requested additional information for its review of mifepristone (RU-486), a request that will further postpone the availability of a drug that would increase access to medical abortion (sometimes referred to as medication abortion) across Canada. Although Action Canada is concerned that many people seeking to terminate a pregnancy...
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GHANA: MoH, partners collaboration improves comprehensive abortion care

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Health News, 10 January 2015 http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/health/artikel.php?ID=342058 Research indicates that collaboration between the Ghana Health Service/Ministry of Health (GHS/MOH) and some international health organisations is helping to improve comprehensive abortion care in the country. The study has, therefore, recommended that the initiative, currently being carried out in seven districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Eastern...
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CANADA: Pro-choice reflections on 2014 and predictions for 2015

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by Joyce Arthur 7 January 2015 Anti-choice dinosaurs now extinct in Liberal Party Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announced in May that new candidates for the party must agree to vote pro-choice on any motions or bills related to abortion. Despite the ensuing media tempest and loud denunciations from the usual conservative suspects, Trudeau stood firm....
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