Educating a New Generation of Pro-Choice Advocates

by Hannah Thi Minh Nguyen It’s a typical spring evening at Stanford University, and I am huddled around a conference table with twelve classmates at the Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We frantically jot down notes as our professor, Dr. Paul Blumenthal, draws a uterus on the whiteboard, and with his marker, demonstrates how a sharp curette could accidentally perforate the organ. We all suppress a collective wince, but not even the gory details … Continued

Education key to women’s access to abortion

by Sophie Cousins A school physical education textbook in India recently came under fire on social media for defining 36-24-36 as the ‘best body shape for females’, claiming that it was ‘why in Miss World or Miss Universe competitions, such type of shape is also taken into consideration’. While the textbook wasn’t widely circulated (and local media reports say the government will take action against the publisher of the book as it wasn’t approved for use … Continued

Challenges to implementing safe, legal abortion in Rwanda

 by Christopher Sengoga, Human Rights Officer, Health Development Initiative, Rwanda 23 May 2017 The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) is the main legal instrument for the protection of the rights of women and girls in Africa and the most comprehensive on women’s rights globally.[1] The Protocol went into effect in November 2005, after the minimum 15 of the then 53 African Union … Continued

Where are we now? Bit by bit, abortion decriminalization advances in Chile

  By Erin Becker Chile’s Senate voted January 25 to consider the Ley Tres Causales, legislation that would overturn a 1990 law and decriminalize abortion in three limited circumstances: fetal non-viability, to save the life of the pregnant woman; and for pregnancies resulting from rape. Senators were given until early April to suggest modifications (see a recent Safe Abortion Women’s Right newsletter for more details on the Senators’ suggestions). Now, the legislation is being discussed … Continued

Disability, sex selection and the right to choose

Alice Finden International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion 18 April 2017 There have been a number of articles written recently debating ideas of sex selection and disability and their relation to abortion. The first one that may come to many minds in the UK is a recent BBC documentary and article by actor Sally Phillips. Phillips asks us whether we really want a world without Downs syndrome. She worries that a new screening … Continued

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