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

ALBANIA – Thousands of Albanians protest in Tirana after a minor was raped

On 4 June, thousands of people protested in the streets of Tirana. The protest, organised by a group of secondary school students, was a reaction to a rape of a 15-year old student, who was assaulted by a 65-year old former watchmen of the school she attended. Perpetrator filmed the assault and shared it with three other men, who later used the recording to blackmail the student and rape her again. According to the student’s … Continued

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