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
A dozen activists gathered at the Constitutional Court of Thailand on 26 September to demand the decriminalisation of abortion. The Thai Referral System for Safe Abortion (RSA THAI) a network of pro-choice medical professionals and advocates organised an all-day Pro-Voice event to push for the normalisation of safe abortions and mark International Safe Abortion Day. Their demonstration featured four women wrapped in white sheets and industrial ropes and signs strapped to them that said “Criminal … Continued
Please sign two petitions!! While Thailand has safe abortion services, Thai women have unsafe abortions every day because they are confused about the law and do not have good information about the existence of these services. Tam Tang, a group formed by Thai activists who have experienced getting an abortion and have provided help and counselling for women to access safe abortion, have joined with the Choice Network Thailand, Women’s Wellbeing and Gender Justice … Continued
A nurse has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal private abortion clinic in Muang district. The woman, who is aged 56, previously worked as nurse in private hospitals in the district. She was apprehended in her apartment around 9.30pm on 16 November. Abortion equipment and pills were impounded. The raid was jointly launched by police from the intellectual property enforcement centre and provincial police, after a suspect was detained earlier for selling abortion pills, … Continued
Although abortion is legal in Thailand for a number of indications, women from Burma residing in Thailand are rarely able to access safe services. We evaluated the outcomes of a community-based distribution program that provides migrant, refugee, and cross-border women from Burma with evidence-based information about and access to misoprostol for early pregnancy termination.