SYSTEMATIC REVIEW – Telemedicine for medical abortion: a systematic review

Medical abortion through telemedicine seems to be highly acceptable to women. Rates of continuing pregnancy, complete abortion, haemorrhage and hospitalisation are similar to those reported in the literature for in‐person abortion care. Surgical evacuation rates are higher. The compiled results in this review are based mostly on self‐reported data and come with several methodological limitations.

CANADA – The abortion trial of Dr Emily Stowe in 1879

The abortion trial of Emily Stowe was a famous early Canadian judicial decision on abortion in Canada. The case involved Dr Emily Stowe, one of Canada’s first female doctors. Stowe was acquitted, which was a rare outcome for abortion trials in the 19th century. The case began after one Sarah Ann Lovell, an unmarried teenager, was found dead in August 1879. It was discovered after she had died that she had been pregnant. Furthermore, she … Continued

EL SALVADOR – A new president but survivors of sexual violence are still forced to be mothers

In the end, says Canada’s CBC News, “Imelda Cortez’s story was too much even for El Salvador’s famously harsh courts. It was making news around the world, and DNA had confirmed that the newborn she was accused of attempting to murder was the product of rape by a 70-year-old stepfather who had abused her throughout her childhood.” We reported on Imelda’s story in December 2018, when a judge threw the prosecution’s case out of court … Continued


Standing outside the US Capitol Building on 22 May 2019, Congressional lawmakers announced the re-introduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which pushes back against the flood of abortion restrictions and the outright bans on access that have been moving at a record pace through state legislatures. The bill enshrines in federal law a woman’s right to receive abortion services and a provider’s right to [provide] abortion, said Rep. Judy Chu, a lead sponsor of … Continued

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