Northern Ireland: How would you respond to an anti-abortion campaign?

A Campaign member recently wrote: “I’m on Northern Ireland’s biggest talk radio programme tomorrow morning to respond to a campaign that has been launched here. Could anyone give me any advice on how to talk about how this idea stigmatises??” The campaign is called “Both lives matter”. It claims that “pro-life” (in the anti-abortion sense) does not mean “anti-women”. Here are some of the replies she received: Reply 1 (from the USA): This debate seems … Continued

FEATURE: Effects of being denied abortion

Statement from the Peace Foundation, Pakistan “We have been hearing so many sweet coded words that now with legal abortion women will be free, have access to reproductive justice. Legislation regarding abortion is often proved meaningless, however, because wherever abortion is legal, barriers are still posing threats for safe abortion seekers, providers and advocates. The law on abortion is highly restrictive in Pakistan. But the situation for many women is not different in Nepal or … Continued

Protest calling on politicians to solve the problem of sexuality education in Lithuania

14 December 2015 The Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights and young activists led the protest near the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science offices. With this protest, the activists wanted to encourage politicians to solve the problem of sexuality education in Lithuania. They highlighted that HIV spreads rapidly among youth and teen girls get pregnant two times more often than girls in Western Europe countries. The protest participants held up banners with messages such as: … Continued

Medical Abortion: What is it and how is it used

Archive newsletters – August 2015 Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion, World Health Organization, 2014 Full text: English  І  Spanish –a succinct, easy-to-follow handbook for health professionals The following information is based on parts of this handbook, but it is written for women and safe abortion advocates too. Medical abortion is the use of mifepristone and misoprostol pills, or misoprostol pills alone, to induce an abortion. This method can be used up to 24 weeks of … Continued

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