ITALY – Seven doctors on trial for manslaughter in the death in Sicily of Valentina Milluzzo in 2016

Seven Italian doctors are on trial for manslaughter, accused of failing to carry out a life-saving abortion as emergency obstetric care in 2016 for Valentina Milluzzo, who began miscarrying when she was 19 weeks pregnant with twins. She died of sepsis, which with prompt and appropriate care, including emergency evacuation of the uterus, can be prevented/treated before it becomes fatal. This cause of death happened to Savita Halapannavar in Ireland four years earlier. The court … Continued

UK – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) video

The RCOG advocates for safe and timely abortion services and support for women across the world. Every woman should have the right to choose what happens to her body. This video – released to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019 – features six obstetrician-gynaecologists from around the world, who support abortion services that are “timely, legal, safe and compassionate”. Source: Video

SPAIN – #Aborto sin Acoso (Abortion without harassment)

Harassment of women and professionals working in specialist abortion clinics is a constant event in Spain since the adoption of the first law allowing abortions in 1985. According to El Salto Diario and ACAI, the national association of abortion clinics, more than 8,000 women have experienced harassment and been insulted and intimidated when attending an abortion clinic since 2010. In response to this year’s anti-abortion “40 days for life”, the Plataforma Proderechos was formed and … Continued

FRANCE – 28 septembre : lettre d’interpellation du collectif “Avortement, les femmes décident !”

(Open Letter by the collective “Abortion, women decide”) The International Federation for Human Rights called for demonstrations across France for 28 September, which happened in many places, as reported in a previous newsletter. They also sent an open letter to Agnès Buzyn, French Minister of Health, calling on her to defend access to abortion for all women. It was signed by a wide range of more than 90 groups and associations – feminist, trade union, … Continued

FRANCE – Haut Conseil à l’Égalité (High Council on Equality between Women and Men)

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale du droit à l’#avortement du 28 septembre, le Haut Conseil à l’Egalité rappelle que ce droit reste fragile et défend l’accès à un avortement libre et gratuit pour toutes les femmes en France et à l’international. (On the occasion of International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, the High Council on Equality noes that this right remains fragile and defends access to free abortion without restrictions for all women … Continued

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