CANADA: article on accessibility of abortions

There are still many barriers to abortion in Canada Op-Ed by Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, originally published in the Huffington Post Each year on September 28, advocates around the world mobilize for access to safe and legal abortion. This year’s theme is about busting abortion myths to fight stigma and discrimination. Abortion stigma is fuelled by myths. Myths that place safe, legal and accessible care and services … Continued

USA: Americans on the barricades

Women activists for the right to abortion keep an eye on the “Pink House”, the last clinic in Mississippi to provide abortion, which anti-abortion terrorists are trying to close. Read about an overnight attack on the clinic, in which the security monitors were destroyed, the generator damaged, and attempts to wreck the power lines into the clinic were made. The conclusion of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, who run the clinic, was: “We will always … Continued

USA: New Coalition to Expand Access to Mifepristone formed

In June 2015, Gynuity Health Projects launched a Coalition to Expand Access to Mifepristone in the United States. The project aims to facilitate collective action around several short and longer-term objectives, which include: 1. Disseminating information and education to providers and the public at large about the potential for medical abortion to improve women’s healthcare, and bolstering public support for improved access. 2. Generating media attention, articles in the academic literature, and public discussion around … Continued

Focus on abortion providers, including medical students

Archive newsletter – August 2015 AUSTRALIA   “Papaya Workshops”- A reflection from a medical student participant at the Children by Choice Conference, 2015 by Tessa Moody, 6th year medical student, Adelaide University 16 June 2015 http://asap-asia.org/blog/papaya-workshops-a-reflection-from-a-medical-student-participant-at-the-children-by-choice-conference-2015/#sthash.Wt4ajjqn.bMIP511Z.dpbs   It was an insightful and empowering experience to be involved in the “Papaya Workshop” – a hands-on activity designed to educate medical students and practitioners about manual vacuum aspiration and D&C as safe termination techniques. The session was led … Continued

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