Doctors in Arizona, US, no longer forced to lie to their patients

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Republican-backed Arizona measure that doctors described as “tantamount to quackery”. The 2015 law forced doctors to tell patients it was scientifically possible to undo a medical abortion by taking progesterone, a vague, poorly conducted, unreplicated pseudo-study in 2012 covering only six patients.

California: teaching anti-abortion ideology instead of science to nurses banned under new state law

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In California, opponents of abortion have been providing false information about abortion to nurses during nursing education. The information, not rooted in science, includes, for example, that it is possible to reverse medical abortion with a large dose of progesterone, when in fact it does not work.

It is not possible to reduce maternal mortality in Africa without making abortions safe

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Not long after the Malawi Council of Churches expressed optimism that the faith community in Malawi would endorse the safe abortion bill waiting to be tabled in the country’s Parliament, doctors in the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship in Malawi urged government to critically reassess the proposed bill and stop its passage through Parliament.

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