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 signatures in a month. This petition got 235,000 signatories. A recent survey of 516 adults found that 51.9% supported the petition. The NGO Womenlink said they were “stunned by the fervour” of those who signed. … Continued
Four Western Hemisphere groups – CHANGE, Anis Instituto de Bioética, International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region, and Promundo-US – are circulating a public statement calling on donors and governments to prioritise a rights-based approach to the Zika crisis.