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Correction to: “How to Talk about Abortion with Pills: Facts for Journalists”

This is to alert readers to a very important correction to our new guideline, which was sent out as a newsletter on 19 February 2020. In the dosages of mifepristone and misoprostol for first-trimester use, we mixed up micrograms and ...

INDIA – Population is exploding, punishment works: the chupke chupke (hush hush) act

“The first week of February saw the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2020 being introduced as a private member’s bill in the Rajya Sabha [Council of States, Parliament of India]. There was not much fuss or attention. One can say it went ...

CANADA/QUEBEC – Confidential report reveals negative climate for third-trimester abortions in Quebec

The Clinical Ethics Working Group of the College of Physicians of Quebec has just published a report that denounces the current state of third trimester abortion services in Canada, which it describes as "disorganized", "discriminatory" and "unacceptable". The report finds ...

USA – Supreme Court abortion case a replay of a previous one

The Court case opens on 4 March 2020, June Medical Services v. Russo, which challenges a Louisiana law designed to undermine access to abortion by forcing clinics to be registered with a hospital in order to care for their patients ...

AUSTRALIA/ NORTHERN TERRITORY – Northern Territory abortion waiting times decrease since 2017 law reform

The average waiting time for a surgical abortion in the Northern Territory (NT) dropped from three weeks to two weeks since the abortion law was reformed in 2017, but nearly two-thirds of women are still waiting longer than clinical guidelines ...

BELGIUM – Belgian bill tabled to extend upper time limit and criminalise anti-abortion protest

The Belgian parliament is again debating abortion. This time, the bill on the table would allow abortions up to 18 weeks (from the current 12 weeks), remove all penalties for women who do not comply with the law, and shorten ...