SPAIN – Association of Accredited Abortion Clinics of Spain says all clinics remain open

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  3 April 2020

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Given that abortion is recognised as an essential health service by the World Health Organization (WHO), after the declaration of a state of emergency in Spain due to COVID-19 and the reinforcement of lockdown, we want to announce that ACAI’s clinics remain open to ensure that abortion services are available to women who request it. For the time being, this is being guaranteed both through public referral and by the accredited centres. (Las clínicas acreditadas

UNITED KINGDOM – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland now permit telemedicine for abortion up to 10 weeks of pregnancy

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  3 April 2020

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The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists have issued updated guidelines as follows: 1.3: Section updated to provide information on new regulations in England, Wales and Scotland permitting the home-use of mifepristone and misoprostol. 2 (31.3.20) 2.4: Additional information on when to provide a further dose of misoprostol for early medical abortion. 2 (31.3.20) 2.4: Additional information on pain relief options for early medical abortion. 2 (31.3.20) 3: New section – added guidance for managing

SRHR FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANT WOMEN

Posted by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion on  3 April 2020

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights of refugee and migrant women: gynaecologists’ and obstetricians’ responsibilities by Margit Endler, Taghreed Al Haidari, Sameena Chowdhury, Jan Christilaw, Faysal El Kak, Diana Galimberti, Miguel Gutierrez, Atziri Ramirez‐Negrin, Hemantha Senanayake, Rubina Sohail, Marleen Temmerman, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, for the FIGO Committee for Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 149.1 (April 2020):113–119. (Free access 1 year) Abstract Ensuring universal access to sexual and

INDIA – Lok Sabha (Parliament) debate on Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill 2020

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by Dr Souvik Pyne, Dr Arvinder Nagpal, Dr Alka Barua CommonHealth’s Blog, 27 March 2020 “The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 legally permits abortion services for select conditions that provide exemptions from prosecution under the Indian Penal Code of 1861. The MTP Act specifies the gestation, facilities, physical infrastructure, and service providers for service provision, amended in 2002 and 2003 to clarify or define terms used, simplify approval of facilities that can provide the

JAMAICA – House Committee recommends conscience vote on abortion – 13 years later

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The recommendation was described as the likeliest response of the 11-member committee, chaired by Opposition MP and Roman Catholic Deacon Ronald Thwaites, after listening to the divisive views of more than 70 local and overseas institutions, individuals and others for a little over two years. The recommendation said: “Your committee, being cognisant of the contending views on the subject matter, recommends a conscience vote by the members of this honourable House.” One difference of opinion