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NORTHERN IRELAND – UK Parliament includes two amendments in a multi-purpose bill on Northern Ireland that extends the same rights to abortion and same-sex marriage as in the rest of the UK

The UK House of Commons voted on 9 July by 332 for and 99 against to extend access to abortion to Northern Ireland, bringing them in line with the rest of the UK. A similarly large majority passed an amendment ...

ROMANIA – Over 30% of hospitals in Romania refusing to provide legal abortions

An article in the publication The Black Sea opens with the story of a young woman who sought an abortion at one the largest regional public hospitals with a gynaecology department. “I asked if they could do a medical abortion ...

EL SALVADOR – El Salvador court set to hear the appeal of Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz

The appeal of Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz, a teenage victim of repeated rape, now aged 21, who was convicted of murder after a stillbirth and who has been in prison almost three years now, will be heard this week, her ...

IRELAND – Facebook and anti-abortion advertisements during the Irish referendum on 8th amendment

In June 2019, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg claims he decided to ban foreign anti-abortion advertisements on the site in the months before the referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution after Irish officials at the Standards in Public ...

HONDURAS – Informal networks and groups providing life-saving information to women on unwanted pregnancy and treatment after sexual violence

Honduras has a total abortion ban, but there are an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 clandestine abortions in the country each year, according to the Center for the Rights of Women. In the absence of government action in support of women’s ...

Right and Access for Women to Safe Abortion in the Middle East & North Africa Region – Meeting Report

On the 15-16 April 2019, the Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh, Tunisia, with funding from the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion and the Safe Abortion Action Fund, brought together 17 NGO representatives from eight countries in the Middle ...