IRELAND – “Every Woman”: NWCI appeals to middle ground on abortion law reform in Ireland

  The National Women’s Council in Ireland will launch a campaign this week to appeal to the “middle ground” in the abortion debate. The campaign, called “Every Woman”, will focus on women’s needs and the realities of their lives rather … Continued

SOUTH KOREA – Petition to government to amend abortion law and approve mifepristone

In September this year, a petition on a government website called on President Moon Jae-in to  amend the abortion law and approve the sale of mifepristone. The government has promised to respond to any petition that gains more than 200,000 … Continued

ISLE OF MAN – Responses to public consultation on the Abortion Reform Bill 2017

  Following permission in January 2017 to bring forward a private members bill, member of the Isle of Man parliament Dr Alex Allinson asked for feedback on the draft Abortion Reform Bill between 7 July and 18 September 2017. The Bill … Continued

INDIA – Government doctors being trained to help women get safe and legal abortions

  The Comprehensive Abortion Care programme is training doctors in abortion laws, medical and surgical abortion procedures, and how to counsel women. On a busy Monday morning in June, Dr Gopal Krishna was suddenly summoned to the emergency ward of … Continued

RWANDA – What difference will the revised Penal Code make on abortion?

    A draft revision of the Penal Code is currently under the Rwandan parliament’s scrutiny. In the section on abortion, it proposes removing the requirement of a court order before being allowed an abortion on the ground of rape … Continued

JAMAICA – Health minister orders abortion audit to learn the extent of unsafe abortions

A Sunday Gleaner article reported that between January and September of this year, of the 1,088 pregnant women who presented to the Victoria Jubilee Hospital with bleeding in early pregnancy, 91 admitted to having attempted to have an abortion and … Continued

IRELAND- Decision not to retain the 8th Amendment in its current form by joint parliamentary committee welcomed

  The parliamentary committee examining Ireland’s abortion law has agreed that Article 40.3.3, the 8th amendment to the Constitution, should not be retained in full. The decision ensures the committee will recommend a referendum, which the Government has scheduled to … Continued

BOLIVIA-SOLIDARITY REQUEST: The women of Bolivia are asking for your support!

  Article 153 on abortion in the draft criminal code  was approved on September 28 in the Chamber of Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Bolivia.It allows abortion up to eight weeks of pregnancy without penalty if the woman is … Continued

SRI LANKA: Male medical doctors brief male religious leaders on abortion law reform

  An all-male group of medical doctors representing the Sri Lankan Health Ministry met with a group of all-male religious leaders of the Congress of Religions in Colombo to explain and discuss proposed amendments to the abortion law. Prof Sujeewa … Continued

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