LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN – Abortion in Latin America & the Caribbean: A region with different levels of access and many obstacles: 28 September 2019

Translation: 97% of women of reproductive age in the region live in countries where abortion is criminalised. Only six countries permit abortion on broad grounds and only 3% of women aged 14-44 years live in those countries. In addition, this is the only world region where the number of pregnancies in girls less than 14 years of age is increasing, and the region also has the second highest rates of adolescent pregnancies in the world. … Continued

LATIN AMERICA – Girls, Not Mothers

The Girls, Not Mothers campaign materials for 28 September 2019 speak to the theme that abortion is a health right. A general video and videos (mp4) on Ecuador, Perú, Guatemala y Nicaragua have the same message – that girls who have been sexually abused need protection, not the obstruction of their rights, and that abortion is a legal health service in most countries in Latin America and can save the lives of girls who have been abused. The … 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

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