LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN – La Red de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe (RSMLAC)

Este 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de los Derechos de las Mujeres, la Red de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe – RSMLAC, se suma e invita a todas las manifestaciones de resistencia y movilización que buscan que Estados y sociedades garanticen de manera integral nuestros derechos. Compartimos con ustedes algunos de los eventos que se estarán realizando en el marco de esta fecha en toda la región de América Latina y el … Continued

MALTA – First ever pro-choice movement to launch this weekend

Voice for Choice, Malta’s first ever pro-choice movement is set to launch this weekend to campaign for the legalisation of abortion. The Women’s Rights Foundation and Moviment Graffitti have been sharing an invitation to the upcoming launch on social media: “We are a group of civil society organisations and individuals that together want to work for reproductive rights and justice in Malta. We are grassroots organisations that represent various sectors of our society, as well … Continued

USA – They had abortions late in their pregnancies: these are their stories

Women who’ve had abortions later in their pregnancies are “bonded in a sisterhood through a club nobody ever wanted to be a part of,” one woman said. She was one of half a dozen women who recently shared their stories with CNN. They chose to speak up after President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass legislation that would ban later abortions. Strangers have called them monsters, trolled them on social media and said their living … Continued

GERMANY – Doctors now allowed to say they provide abortions, but that’s all

On 6 February 2019, the German Cabinet approved a compromise amendment to the Penal Code on “advertisement of abortion” and on 21 February, the Parliament approved the amendment. It allows doctors to state in websites/literature describing their health services that they provide abortion services. But they are still prohibited from providing any further information. The Social Democratic Party and opposition parties had wanted to remove the paragraph from the Penal Code altogether, but Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) … Continued

KUWAIT – Gynaecologist smuggling abortion pills into Kuwait

Security officers at the Kuwait International Airport have arrested an unidentified female gynaecologist for attempting to smuggle into the country large quantities of medicine pills to induce abortion, reports Al- Shahed daily. According to the daily, the doctor works for a private hospital and earns a monthly salary of KD 2,000. She has admitted to selling one pill for KD 100 to Indians and Filipinas. The doctor has been referred to the authorities for further … Continued

NORWAY – New Government backsliding on abortion rights

The government of Norway since the last election in 2017 had been led by a coalition of three parties. Last autumn, a fourth (anti-abortion) party was invited to join the coalition in order for the other three parties to obtain a majority of seats. The negotiations with this new party led to a new “regulation of the Norwegian abortion law”. Since 1978, the law had permitted abortion on request up to 12 weeks, with no … Continued

POLAND – Fighting drastic anti-choice banners

Anti-choice organisations in Poland are becoming more and more visible in the public sphere with drastic images of dismembered fetuses to distort the truth about abortion. The Right to Life Foundation has been presenting its manipulative exhibition since 2005, but it was not until the elections in 2015 that they extended their scope of action. The Right to Life Foundation and the Life and Family Foundation were given a green light by the authorities to … Continued

VENEZUELA – This woman performed her own abortion and was lucky to survive

The number of abortions in Venezuela has grown in recent months, according to workers at family planning clinics and women’s rights advocates. Dozens of interviews with doctors, activists, and women revealed a growing abortion crisis, in which women often end up in hospitals with severe complications.

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