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FRANCE: CYTOTEC WITHDRAWAL ! – Consequences for African countries close to France of the imminent withdrawal of Cytotec (misoprostol) from the market in France

It seems Pfizer’s decision to withdraw Cytotec (their brand of misoprostol) in France has been ill-thought out. The reason given was that in October 2017 they received reports that its off-label use for induction of labour had caused complications in ...

EL SALVADOR – Supreme Court commutes 30-year sentence of Teodora del Carmen Vásquez 

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was a cook in a school cafeteria. Nine months pregnant, on 13 July 2007, she was serving lunch when she had sudden terrible pains. She tried to call the emergency services many times, who never came, and ...

POLAND – The worsening situation for women in Poland: Responses of human rights bodies

1. Letter from Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to the Prime Minister of Poland, 19 January 2018 In the letter, the Commissioner regrets that in spite of previous recommendations he has made, new barriers ...

GLOBAL GAG RULE – US government review of first six months of new Global Gag Rule not meaningful enough

The US government has released its first six-month review of the impact of the current iteration of the Global Gag Rule, which cuts off US funding to international groups unless they promise not to provide or promote abortion. The review ...

MEDICAL ABORTION – Medical abortion has the potential to change everything: it has made self-help abortion safe

This presentation by Marge Berer is based on the papers on medical abortion published this month in a Special Issue of the journal Contraception (links to all the papers can be found here). The papers are mainly qualitative studies on ...

SCANDINAVIA – Dropping the ball or holding the line? Challenges to abortion laws in the Nordic countries

This article examines recent developments regarding the legal regulation of abortion in Sweden, Finland and Norway. Ever since abortion laws in the Nordic countries were overhauled in the 1970s, largely in a response to the feminist movement, abortion has been ...

Campaign members

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Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria
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Associacao moçambicana para o desenvolvimento da familia
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African Youth Safe Abortion Alliance, Malawi
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Centre for Youth and Development, Malawi
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Centre for Girls and Interaction, Malawai
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Kenya Association for Maternal & Neonatal Health
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Family Health Options Kenya
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Aunty Jane Hotline Kenya
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Dandelion Africa, Kenya
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Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health, Kenya
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Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa, Kenya
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Kisumu Medical and Education Trust, Kenya
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National Nurses Association of Kenya
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Minority Women in Action, Kenya
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African Network on Medical Abortion, Kenya