POLAND – Polish women travelling for abortions to Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Belgium, UK and Slovakia

Anna (a pseudonym), aged 39, qualified for a legal termination under Polish law, but a woman needs a doctor to write a referral: “Many won’t,” she said, “either because they signed a conscience clause that they won’t perform abortions, or don’t want any trouble. There was a real chance of going one hospital to another, passing banners with chopped up foetuses on my way, hoping someone would take pity on me. Hoping that the nurses … Continued

USA – Manslaughter charge for Alabaman woman dropped following public outrage

An Alabama woman Marshae Jones, age 28, was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during an argument over the father of the baby. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict her after police said an investigation found that Jones had started the fight, and that Jemison claimed she shot her in self-defence. Jones was then indicted by the same grand jury instead. The indictment stated that Jones did “intentionally cause the death” of ‘Unborn Baby Jones’ by initiating a fight knowing she was five months pregnant.”

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