These news stories all appeared in the Campaign newsletter and go back to July 2015. To read the full stories, click on the title or visual. To view the previous stories, click on the archive bar at the bottom of this page.

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Penal Code reform creates the chance to save the lives of women and girls in Honduras

In a 19 April article in La Prensa.hn from Honduras, the headline read: "Members of Parliament discuss the issue of abortion with calm". But apart from a photograph of a huge anti-abortion banner below the headline, that was the only ...
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Study reveals clinicians refusing to provide legal abortions in Ghana

A study has revealed that access to safe abortion care in three regions of Northern Ghana – Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions – is impeded by clinicians refusing to provide legally permitted abortion services. It was undertaken by ...
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Irish Citizens’ Assembly to vote on abortion law recommendation

 The 100-strong Citizens' Assembly will meet for the final time to consider the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution this weekend and vote on whether to recommend any change to the State’s abortion laws. The Eighth Amendment, ...
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Abortion pills to be free of charge in New Brunswick, but what about across Canada?

The New Brunswick Health Minister Victor Boudreau said he wanted to reduce financial barriers to a woman's right to choose. Any woman with a valid Medicare card would be able to get Mifegymiso (combi=pack of mifepristone + misoprostol) free. The ...
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights opens case involving Manuela, wrongfully imprisoned in El Salvador

In 2008, a pregnant, haemorrhaging woman staggered into a hospital in El Salvador seeking emergency care.(Vice News, 20 April 2017) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced it will hear the case of Manuela, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned ...
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Swedish court upholds ruling against midwife claiming conscientious objection

A Swedish Labour Court has ruled that a midwife, in an appeal regarding a lower court's verdict against her, confirmed the view that she had not been discriminated against by Jönköping County. The County decided not to employ her in ...