When women who approach doctors are denied abortion, they are forced to find a safe abortion some other way. The result? Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal mortality in India. For her first termination of pregnancy, Aishwarya (not her name) had gone to a gynaecologist, but was denied by the one she saw, a woman. The doctor appeared to referred her to a colleague, who turned out to be an IVF specialist. … Continued
Four stories including supreme court approval of a woman’s right to decide for abortion without husband’s consent; the Bombay High Court approving a 25-week abortion; and refusals of abortion in Chandigarh .
“Beatriz was our friend, a warrior, who never stopped fighting for her life,” said the Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, in a statement. Beatriz Garcia, whose fight against El Salvador’s draconian prohibitions on abortion moved the country – and the world – in 2013, died on 8 October from complications after a motorcycle accident a few days earlier. “Beatriz” had struggled to terminate a life-threatening pregnancy in 2013; she suffered from … Continued
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