It has been reported that two close associates of Pope Francis have accused US Catholic ultraconservatives of making an alliance of “hate” with evangelical Christians to back President Trump. The article, in La Civiltà Cattolica, by two close associates … Continued
Use of medical abortion pills has steadily risen in the US, now representing almost half of all abortions. Medical abortion has the potential to radically transform the way patients access and experience abortion by moving it out of a clinic and more directly into the hands of the user. It also challenges the anti-abortion movement’s long-standing strategy of demonizing clinicians who do surgical abortions and the instruments they use.
The report was produced at the request of Madame Françoise Laborde, Senator from Haute-Garonne, France, Direction de l’Initiative Parlementaire et des Délégations
The second regional seminar on “Institutional conscientious objection: its impact on the provision of services for termination of pregnancy” took place in Bogotá on 4-5 August 2016. The seminar was the result of a collective effort by a group of national and regional organizations in Latin America who for several years have been promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue to identify the extent of this practice and its effects in the exercise of women’s reproductive rights and the provision of legal abortion services.
SOURCE: Reproductive Choice Australia, Infographic August 2017
Information about how to use medical abortion pills in 22 languages
Amnesty International Ireland has launched a campaign identifying Irish restrictions on abortion as a form of violence against women with this video. Watch it!! It speaks volumes!
Although self-management of medical abortion presents enormous potential for the empowerment of women, the experience of individual women in countries where abortion is legally restricted often remains deeply stigmatized, despite the availability of safe abortion pills. It builds on other forms of discrimination and structural injustices. Ultimately, abortion stigma serves to marginalize an essential medical process, discredit those who would provide or procure it, and undermine those who advocate for its legality and accessibility.
Everyone has the right to quality reproductive healthcare services and facilities. This is enshrined in the United Nations #UDHR, #ICPD_PoA, #MaputoProtocol. Yet, women & girls’ access to these rights, particularly their access to safe abortion, is often faced with barriers, legally and or socio-culturally.
CEDAW, the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, has just published their General Recommendation 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating General Recommendation 19 (1992). The following are some of the elements related to work … Continued