MEXICO – Supreme Court rules that risk to health is grounds for the right to a legal abortion

Six years after being denied a legal abortion, the Mexican Supreme Court released a unanimous ruling on 15 May 2019 in favour of the legal stay presented by GIRE. The ruling confirms that the denial of abortion when a woman’s health is at risk is not only a violation of this right, but also a violation of her right to life, personal integrity, non-discrimination and reproductive autonomy. The ruling emphasized that “risk to health” not just “risk to life” was grounds for this right.

ICELAND – An already liberal abortion law further reformed: “ready for the 21st century”

On 14 May 2019, the Icelandic parliament passed a bill that legalises abortion on request within the first 22 weeks of pregnancy regardless of circumstances. Abortion was previously legal within the same timeframe; however, the decision to terminate a pregnancy … Continued

UNESCO – Comprehensive sexuality education updates

UNESCO’s work in comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) continues globally, responding to the call from governments, communities, parents, faith leaders and students for sexuality education that is comprehensive and life skills-based. UNESCO has brought CSE to the fore at wide-ranging events … Continued

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