NETHERLANDS & UK – I work in an abortion clinic in Cardiff: abusive protesters outside make my job impossible

I have always been proud of my work, but these protests are becoming increasingly devastating for me, my staff and most of all our patients, writes Vivienne Rose. I have had patients who choose to change their appointment for a time outside ’40 Days’ when the protesters aren’t outside. I have had patients literally fear for their lives after being recorded by protesters because their cultural background meant they would face devastating consequences if their … Continued

UK – Toward normalising abortion: findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study

by Carrie Purcell, Karen Maxwell, Fiona Bloomer, Sam Rowlands, Lesley Hoggart Culture, Health & Sexuality 2019  DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2019.1679395 Abstract In most settings worldwide, abortion continues to be highly stigmatised. Whilst a considerable body of literature has addressed abortion stigma, what is less commonly examined are the ways in which those with experience of abortion describe it in non-negative terms which may resist or reject stigma. Drawing on qualitative secondary analysis of five UK datasets using … Continued

UNITED KINGDOM – Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology video on the right to safe abortion

RCOG President Prof Lesley Regan “Today is International Safe Abortion Day. At the RCOG we advocate 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.” Watch our video with statements by some of our members from around the world. @RCObsGyn 28 Sep

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

© 2016 International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion.

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