IRELAND – The gender injustice of abortion laws

This commentary is a response to Katarzyna Sękowska-Kozłowska’s article on the treatment of criminal abortion laws as a form of sex discrimination under international human rights law through a study of the communications, Mellet v. Ireland and Whelan v. Ireland. The commentary offers a reading of these communications, and specifically the sex discrimination analysis premised on inequalities of treatment among women, as an engagement with the structural discrimination that characterises abortion laws, and as a radical vision for gender justice under international human rights law.

CANADA – App that connects users with abortion providers launched across Canada

An new web-based app, accessed through the Sexual Health Options Resources and Education (SHORE) Centre, a sexual health resource centre in Waterloo, Canada, matches people with their nearest abortion provider. It asks for some information about the woman, e.g. what abortion method she wants, and then provides an instant referral. The app was launched across Canada on 19 June 2019. It was developed for the Shore Center with the help of a local tech company … Continued

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