safe2choose reported on 23 February 2018 that their account on YouTube is the newest victim of anti-abortion censorship. The company has already refused their first appeal to have the account reinstated, and they are now planning their next moves. The video that triggered the suspension is a testimonial from a 42 year-old Malaysian woman who thanked safe2choose for supporting her through an abortion. There was no mention at all of the abortion process itself, which … Continued
A week ago, we reported that several videos about abortion had been taken down from YouTube. Concern was expressed by a number of groups that censorship might be taking place by YouTube itself. We put a call for other examples in the 19 January newsletter. But we heard a few days later that three of the videos had been restored to the web after a request to do so was filed with YouTube. Only … Continued
In an article about Zika virus in El Salvador, Dr Eduardo Espinosa, Vice-Ministro de Políticas de Salud, is quoted in a recent interview regarding the country’s abortion law saying: “It seems to me that this is a little archaic, and that it is not fair.” He was also said to have called on women’s rights groups to lead a pro-choice debate and put pressure on lawmakers to ease the country’s ban on abortion.
Abortion is illegal in Jamaica except to save a woman’s life or preserve her physical or mental health under a law dating back to 1864. Public opposition has made discussion of changing the law difficult. But the Jamaican National Family Planning Board said it was reviewing its position on abortion after appointment of new board members in May.