KENYA – Marie Stopes Kenya post-abortion care services banned, then permitted again

On 14 November 2018, Marie Stopes Kenya was ordered to suspend post-abortion care services by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, who said they acted after complaints from members of the public that the law was being violated. In a statement in response, Marie Stopes Kenya said they remained open and would continue offering essential family planning, maternal health and general medical services. In the following weeks, Kenyans online began pleading with Health Cabinet … Continued

Spain: Magistrate’s court dismisses anti-abortion case due to lack of evidence

La Asociación de Abogados Cristianos (Christian Lawyers Association), an anti-abortion group, failed to provide evidence in court to support its accusations against four abortion clinics in Madrid in September this year. Jose Antonio Bosch, who represented the Association of Abortion Clinics (ACAI), argued that this group were abusing the criminal justice system just to get headlines in the press.

Tabbot Foundation’s telemedicine abortion service is one reason why surgical abortion clinics are closing in Australia, but not the only one

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The Tabbot Foundation was first launched in Tasmania and is now moving to become a registered charity to ensure the service is sustained into the future. The Foundation’s website averages 120 hits a day, sometimes generates up to 90 calls a day and consults with between 30 and 40 patients each week.

TRAPPED: A film about health care providers in Southern USA

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Trapped tells the story of health care providers in the states of Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama who are struggling to comply with controversial new TRAP laws. It follows the clinic workers and lawyers – including those who took their case to the Supreme Court in March – who are fighting to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

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