USA – Being denied an abortion and having the baby shown to push women into greater poverty than those able to have an abortion

In 1973, the US Supreme Court recognised the right to abortion as a matter between a woman and her doctor. But abortion rights never really stopped being under threat. One of the latest moves against them comes from the government’s … Continued

INDIA & USA – Women’s Human Rights and Migration: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws in the United States and India

“Some of the most hotly contested international women’s rights issues today arise from the movement of peoples from one country to another and the practices they purportedly bring with them. In Women’s Human Rights and Migration, Sital Kalantry focuses on immigrants … Continued

USA – Over 200 state legislators announce their commitment to advance abortion rights and reproductive justice in state capitals

Just a few days before the 45th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) announced the launch of the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council, a national network of US state … Continued

USA – Local Montana prosecutor threatens to imprison pregnant women who use alcohol or drugs

On 11 January 2018, the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office in the US state of Montana issued an announcement (Attorney’s Office statement) calling for the “immediate crackdown” on pregnant women that is outrageous, irresponsible, and dangerous to women, children, and … Continued

USA – Roe’s Unfinished Promise: Decriminalizing Abortion Once and For All

by Self-Induced Abortion Legal Team, 2017   This is the first comprehensive paper about the criminalization of self-induced abortion in the USA and efforts to eliminate threats, while increasing protections, for people who end pregnancies outside the formal healthcare system. … Continued

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