What more is there to say!!! We await first-hand reports and an outline of the final text of the bill as agreed in the House of Deputies. It is not yet law, however. The bill has to go to the upper chamber of the Congress, date to be arranged. But meanwhile, we can only repeat again and again our heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved. What a fabulous victory!!! In Paraguay, however, we are very disturbed … Continued
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Congratulations!! Venceremos!!! Yes for law reform, abortion on request up to 14 weeks, 131 in favour, opposed 123. WE’VE WON!!! Now there are several more clauses, e.g. legal grounds after 14 weeks. The debate on these continues. We will report more tomorrow..
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) of Ireland has acknowledged liability and said it is willing to compensate a young woman known as Ms Y for failing to ensure she was provided with an abortion when she first sought one as a teenager in 2014. Ms Y sought refugee status in Ireland after she was kidnapped, beaten, and repeatedly raped by the head of a paramilitary organisation in her home country. She discovered she was … Continued
“Stories know no borders. Women around the world who risk criminalisation, injury, and death from illegal and unsafe abortion every day are hearing and sharing stories too and it is this that will help to change laws and save lives everywhere…”
Awareness of methods to induce abortion is high among women in urban Haiti and appears widely practised; yet knowledge of the safest self-managed abortion options remains incomplete. Access to safer abortion services could improve maternal health in Haiti.
The empowerment offered by abortion pills is necessarily precarious and partial, with the privacy offered by the pills operating not just as part of that empowerment but also as a significant limitation on it.
by Mónica Roa with Barbara Klugman This is a practical 160-page tool for advocates from all social justice fields who are interested in using the courts. It includes a comprehensive explanation of the much-used term “strategic litigation” and walks readers through Women’s Link’s approach to how litigation can become a platform to achieve social change. There is an introduction and conclusion and a substantial number of illustrative boxes and figures. For example: … Continued
This guide is intended for advocates interested in supporting expanded access to safe abortion care in their countries. It aims to help groups develop a national strategy for abortion-related advocacy.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has admitted liability and said it is willing to compensate a woman known as Ms Y for failing to provide her with an abortion when she first sought one. Ms Y is a young woman who sought refugee status in Ireland after she was kidnapped, beaten, and repeatedly raped by the head of a paramilitary organisation in her home country. She discovered she was pregnant shortly after she arrived … Continued