CHILE – National elections deliver right-wing president-elect and two key ministers opposed to 2017 abortion law reform

The Guardian reports that: “Chile’s president-elect, the billionaire businessman Sebastian Piñera, has unveiled a new hardline cabinet, including prominent conservative figures and some politicians once closely aligned with the Pinochet dictatorship.” They go on to report: “The new ministerial lineup is dominated by men in their 60s. None of the most senior positions will go to women, who will head just seven out of the 23 ministries… The new minister for women and gender equality, … Continued

Funding offered for renovating two Hungarian hospitals if they do not do abortions

  A representative of the Prime Minister of Hungary has announced that the government gave funding to two hospitals for renovations, the Béthesda Hospital and the Hospital of the Brothers of Buda, totalling 7.8 billion forint, in exchange for an agreement that physicians in the hospitals would no longer provide abortion services. Thus, the renovation of the maternity wards and gynaecology services in the two hospitals was made possible because both hospitals collaborated in this … Continued

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