RWANDA – Details of the Ministerial Order regulating abortion

In October 2018, the Rwandan government removed the requirement of court approval and the second doctor’s permission for a legal abortion. These changes came into effect with Ministerial Order No.002/MoH/2019 on 8 April 2019, which outlines the conditions to be satisfied for a medical doctor to be able to approve and provide abortion care – a major step forward legally. The Ministerial Order No.002/MoH/2019 of 8 April 2019, states: Determining conditions to be satisfied for … Continued

JAMAICA – Decriminalising abortion in Jamaica: Christians say ‘Yes’

by Joan French and Statement of Committed Christians Joan French, who is from Jamaica, has long been involved in activism for women’s socio-cultural and political progress. She was a Board member of the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre, a founding member of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, Coordinator of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre; 1991-1995, and was involved in discussions leading to the establishment of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies … Continued

JOAN B DUNLOP AWARD – IWHC honours Marta Alanis, Founder, Catholics for the Right to Decide – Argentina

IWHC writes: We were proud to honor activist Marta Alanis at IWHC’s 2019 Annual Dinner last week. There, we shared Marta’s story, and as she took the stage the audience erupted in our version of the green wave for women’s rights! Marta Alanis is Catholic and feminist. 25 years ago, she founded Catholics for the Right to Decide (CDD) in Argentina. Marta spent five years in exile, during the dictatorship in Argentina. During this formative … Continued

IN MEMORIAM – David Paintin, UK obstetrician-gynaecologist, lifelong abortion rights campaigner

David Paintin Hon FFSRH MB ChB FRCOG was part of the group from the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) in Britain, which he joined in 1963, that supported Lord Silkin and MP David Steel during the parliamentary debates that resulted in the passage of the 1967 Abortion Act. He also worked hard to increase the acceptability of abortion. He promoted innovation and good practice through his involvement with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and by … Continued

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