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ANNOUNCEMENT: Shilpa Shroff and Michelle Y. Lee join Campaign Coordination team

We are very pleased indeed to announce two important new additions to the Campaign Coordination team: Shilpa Shroff Shilpa is a medical doctor, a public health professional and an epidemiologist with 25 years' experience in maternal and child health and ...

IRELAND – 1st anniversary of repeal of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution: 25 May

Celebrations are planned in several parts of Ireland, in London and probably elsewhere too. We hope to share photos and reports next week. Meanwhile, two women’s groups talk about how they see the picture one year on: Why Ireland still ...

ARGENTINA – Doctor convicted of obstructing a legal abortion in Argentina

On 21 May 2019, an obstetrician-gynaecologist was found guilty of obstructing a legal abortion in Argentina. The young woman, who was 19 years old at the time, requested an abortion due to rape and was admitted to hospital with contractions ...

CANADA – Ontario’s top court rules that religious doctors must offer patients an ‘effective referral’ for assisted dying, abortion and birth control

Physicians who object on moral grounds to providing healthcare services such as assisted dying, abortion and birth control must offer their patients an “effective referral” to another doctor, Ontario’s highest court has ruled. In a unanimous decision released on 15 ...

RWANDA – Valentine’s case: an intervention in a case about criminalisation of abortion

In April 2019, the President of Rwanda granted a presidential pardon to 367 women and girls jailed for the offences of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide. Valentine was one of these women. Women’s Link Worldwide recently presented an amicus ...

GOOGLE: USA, UK, IRELAND – Update to Google Healthcare and Medicines Policy on Abortion (June 2019)

“In June 2019, the Google Ads healthcare and medicines policy for abortion will be updated with the following requirements for advertisers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland: Advertisers who want to run ads using keywords related to getting ...