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.
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
On 11 April 2019, the US state of Ohio outlawed abortions unless the pregnant woman’s life is at risk as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which the anti-abortion movement has decided is at 6 weeks of pregnancy. … Continued
The Abortion Support Network (ASN) were able to give over UK£ 90,000 in grants to clients primarily from Ireland and Northern Ireland needing help to get a safe abortion in Great Britain. They gave advice, support and information to hundreds … Continued
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