SAMOA – Ministry of Health urges Government to amend abortion law

  A call by the Ministry of Health to amend the laws that govern abortion in Samoa was included in their just published National HIV, AIDS, and STI Policy 2017-2022. It says: “Laws around abortion need to be amended to adequately address access to abortion for HIV positive women, and legal interventions for increasing access to Sexual Assault and SRH Services need to be developed.”   In Samoa, abortion is an offence under the Crimes … Continued

The US government, federal and state, is using every possible means to hurt women’s health

On 4 May, a Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which would tighten existing regulations on contraceptive access and maternity care and would cut Planned Parenthood out of the federal budget. Whether it will be passed by the Senate is unknown. On the same day, Trump signed a so-called “religious liberty” executive order that allows organizations to limit their employees’ access to contraception and abortion, based on the organization’s faith (thus … Continued

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