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.

TURKEY – Health professionals slam government demand for names of women who have had abortions as part of “terror investigations”

Istanbul’s Provincial Directorate of Security has demanded the names of all the women who had abortions in Istanbul between January 2017 and May 2019 as part of “terror investigations” by September 13. The letter was sent to every public and ...

ECUADOR – Ecuador’s parliament votes against allowing abortion in cases of rape and fetal anomaly by five votes, with six abstaining

Based in a 1938 law, abortion is not punishable in Ecuador if “it has been carried out to avoid a danger to the life or health of the pregnant woman and if this danger cannot be avoided by other means." ...

EL SALVADOR – Abortion rights activists protest threatened new abortion trial for Evelyn outside Attorney General’s office

Abortion rights activists in El Salvador threw eggs filled with confetti and sprayed red paint outside the Attorney General's office to protest his decision to call for a third trial for Evelyn, who was recently completely acquitted after she had ...

INDIA – The worrying disappearance of medical abortion pills in India

As high as 80% of abortions in India are with medical abortion pills. Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion recently commissioned a study with the Centre for Media Studies on “Availability of medical abortion pills in the urban markets of ...

NEPAL/INDIA – Reports find that young, unmarried girls are resorting to unsafe abortions because of the failure of health services

...to provide them with information and confidential abortion care. At least 12 health institutions in Rolpa, Nepal, including Rolpa District Hospital, provide safe abortion pills for unwanted pregnancy up to nine weeks free of cost. The hospital and two primary ...

FACEBOOK AGAIN !! – Facebook took down a fact-check of two anti-abortion videos that deny abortion is ever medically necessary

Ectopic pregnancy can kill if left untreated. In most cases, the only way to treat it is to end the pregnancy with medication or surgery. But some abortion opponents are arguing that patients with ectopic pregnancies can simply be monitored ...
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