THAILAND SOLIDARITY: NEW REQUEST!! PLEASE SIGN!!!

In our 3 June newsletter, we reported that the Choice Network in Thailand had handed in a petition that some of us signed addressed to the Department of Health, calling for telemedicine for early abortion and access to safe abortion for everyone who requested it. The Department of Health (DOH) organized two online meetings to talk about this, which our colleagues participated in. They DOH agreed with providing telemedicine during the crisis as a concept, but … Continued

THAILAND – Thai pro-choice activists handed in the petition calling for access to safe abortion with telemedicine

Our colleagues and friends in Thailand have written to say: “Thank you again to everyone who signed our petition with us, calling on Thai government to issue some measures to ensure women access to safe abortion during Covid-19 pandemic, both as individual and organizations. We think we got a good response from the Department of Health and some media outlets too.” They went to the Department of Health on 15 May 2020 and handed in the … Continued

SOLIDARITY REQUEST: LAST CHANCE TO SIGN

THAILAND: Petition to the Department of Health to ensure that women can access safe abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Choices Network Thailand, Tamtang and other Thai NGOs have drafted a letter to the Thai Department of Health calling for access to contraception and safe abortion to be ensured during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is addressed to the Director of the Department of Health of Thailand. It calls on them to ensure women’s access to safe abortion, which has decreased in several places since the pandemic began. The full report from 8 May is here. The full letter to support is here.

THAILAND: Petition to the Department of Health to ensure that women can access safe abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Choices Network Thailand, Tamtang and other Thai NGOs have drafted a letter to the Thai Department of Health calling for access to contraception and safe abortion to be ensured during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is addressed to the Director of the Department of Health of Thailand. It calls on them to ensure women’s access to safe abortion, which has decreased in several places since the pandemic began. It proposes the following: ensure that women can … Continued

THAILAND – Constitutional Court orders revision of Penal Code (Articles 301 + 305) that punish abortion

The law on abortion in Thailand says abortion is not permitted unless the woman’s health is at risk or the pregnancy is due to rape or incest. The Penal Code Article 301 says: “Any woman causing her own abortion or allowing another person to cause it shall be punished with not more than three years of prison or a fine of not more than six thousand Baht, or both.” On 19 February 2020, in response … Continued

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