SPAIN – Association of Accredited Abortion Clinics of Spain says all clinics remain open

Given that abortion is recognised as an essential health service by the World Health Organization (WHO), after the declaration of a state of emergency in Spain due to COVID-19 and the reinforcement of lockdown, we want to announce that ACAI’s clinics remain open to ensure that abortion services are available to women who request it. For the time being, this is being guaranteed both through public referral and by the accredited centres. (Las clínicas acreditadas … Continued

ITALY – Inside Italian public hospitals, a US-linked anti-abortion network is ‘humiliating’ women

An Italian federation of anti-abortion activists, linked to the US religious right, is “infiltrating” hospitals to stop abortions. Francesca Visser of Open Democracy saw them in action at the San Pio Hospital in Benevento.  In 2017, the entire Benevento province was briefly left with no abortion provider after the only non-objector at the San Pio hospital retired. Today abortion services are available only two days a week. On each of those days, every week, another … Continued

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS – Swedish midwives have lost: it’s finally over

We covered this case in 2017 through three courts in Sweden and their appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. It’s finally over. It’s worth repeating what happened from the beginning since the news outlets haven’t got it quite right: In Sweden, conscientious objection to abortion is not recognised in law. A Swedish midwife who refused to participate in abortions or prescribe contraceptives, which were part of the job description of a job she … Continued

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