USA – They had abortions late in their pregnancies: these are their stories

Women who’ve had abortions later in their pregnancies are “bonded in a sisterhood through a club nobody ever wanted to be a part of,” one woman said. She was one of half a dozen women who recently shared their stories with CNN. They chose to speak up after President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass legislation that would ban later abortions. Strangers have called them monsters, trolled them on social media and said their living … Continued

USA – Trump failed to destroy Planned Parenthood one way, so now he’s trying another

Donald Trump has once more managed to create new obstacles for US women seeking abortions, by forbidding family planning clinics that are funded from public money from making abortion referrals or being housed in the same location as abortion providers. This new regulation has just been instituted by the so-called Health and Human Services Department. Trump has declared war against the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and if he has to use something unconstitutional or … Continued

USA – I wish I’d had a ‘late-term abortion’ instead of having my daughter

I was raped when I was 17 years old. I had a baby when I was 18 years old. My baby died when I was 19 years old. I cannot recall the color of the sky when I woke up the morning I was raped, or what I did in the hours leading up to the assault. I think of it in terms of Before and After, and I’m caught right in between the two. … Continued

LATER ABORTION INITIATIVE – Two new facts sheets in English and several others in Spanish

The Later Abortion Initiative (LAI) is a project of Ibis Reproductive Health. They aim to change the conversation around later abortion and the people who need this service. They integrate research into advocacy and policy work so that the work of activists and legislators is informed by accurate information. They bring together communication experts to shape how research can be communicated most effectively to the general public. Research on the impact of later abortion restrictions … Continued

USA – New York state passes law to ensure access to legal abortion

Reproductive rights advocates in New York, Massachusetts and other progressive states are launching campaigns to ensure access to abortion services in their states, in anticipation of further restrictions in conservative states. This is part of a nationwide strategy by Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union, and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts in case the Supreme Court overturns the 46-year-old Roe v Wade ruling that made abortion legal. The New York Reproductive Health Act removes the need for a … Continued

INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARIANS CONFERENCE – ICPD Programme of Action

he 7th International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action was held on 22-23 October 2018 in Ottawa and co-hosted by UNFPA, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, and Action Canada for Sexual Rights. It brought together more than 130 parliamentarians and experts from over 70 countries.

USA – “Fetal heartbeat” law: yet another unconstitutional law to harass women and tie up the courts

Already mired in three lawsuits over abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers are ratcheting up the stakes with a new bill in the Republican-dominated state Senate to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected (± 6 weeks). The American Civil Liberties Union, the state’s adversary in other ongoing court fights, warns the bill is blatantly unconstitutional and will immediately trigger a legal challenge. The legal standard set 45 years ago by the Supreme Court in … Continued

USA – Another kind of abortion ban

I wanted to provide abortions for my patients. My medical school wouldn’t teach me how. “Last year brought one of the toughest moments I’d ever faced as a family doctor. A woman had shown up for her appointment after a three-hour drive to one of our clinics in Arkansas, and we had to turn her away. A state restriction had gone into effect, requiring that abortion providers contract with a physician who has hospital-admitting privileges. … Continued

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