The combination of anti-abortion views, religious fanaticism, populism and right-wing politics is a dangerous cocktail. But that is what has been emerging in recent years as the underpinnings of contemporary anti-abortion movements in different parts of the world, with the added danger that they are connecting internationally. Here are four recent reports from Croatia, Latin America, Moldova and the USA

MOLDOVA – Anti-choice group from Moldova sends letter to government authorities calling for creation of crisis pregnancy centers

Throughout its over 20 years of experience, the Reproductive Health Training Center (RHTC) in the Republic of Moldova has grown accustomed to the occasional anti-choice message directed toward its activities and initiatives to promote and protect sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since launching the pilot project, “Medical abortion via telemedicine for women and adolescents in rural Moldova: breaking barriers with technology,” supported by the OPTions Initiative, these attacks have intensified. Not only has the … Continued

MOLDOVA – Reproductive Health Training Center (RHTC) telemedicine service

In partnership with the Safe Abortion Action Fund and supported by Options Canada, RHTC has set up a telemedicine abortion service in Moldova. For the past year, they have been preparing, obtaining pills and developing materials, particularly videos, for patients. The programme was ready to launch when the Covid-19 crisis hit. Their aim now is to work with the public health system to offer the service nationally. It works like this: women calculate how many … Continued

EASTERN EUROPE / CENTRAL ASIA – Regional Conference on Bringing the WHO Recommendations on Safe Abortion and Family Planning Closer to Women in Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

There were 65 participants. The meeting was in Russian with simultaneous translation in English. Participants included health professionals, health policymakers and NGO representatives from 11 counties in the region – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Russia.

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