Unprecedented violence and threats against abortion providers in 2015

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2015 marked a dramatic increase in hate speech, internet harrasment, death threats, attempted murder and murder against abortion providers in the USA. Since 1977, there have been 11 murders, 26 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 185 arsons, and thousands more incidents of criminal behaviour directed at abortion providers.

During the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the French Minister of Families, Childhood and the Rights of Women called for the right to abortion for all

http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/societe/combats-de-femmes/1551215-laurence-rossignol-avortement-new-york/ At the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Laurence Rossignol, the French Minister of Families, Childhood and the Rights of Women, spoke about the fact that the right to abortion continues to be under threat. Yet, it is included in the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action of 1995, which many countries have signed, even if they have so far failed to implement it. She said she … Continued

Legal team launches a campaign to support self-induced abortion

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21 March 2016 Original story by Dani McClain http://www.thenation.com/article/as-abortion-restrictions-ramp-up-more-women-weigh-taking-matters-into-their-own-hands/ Finding ways to support those who choose to self-induce abortion does not mean abandoning the fight to preserve access in clinics and hospitals. “The connection between the attack on abortion rights and a spike in the number of people turning to the Internet for answers is clear: The state with the highest rate of searches was Mississippi, which has one remaining clinic as the result of … Continued

Six ‘trailblazing’ efforts to counter anti-choice restrictions in 2015

by Ally Boguhn 22 December 2015 Emily Crockett 1. The EACH Woman Act In July, a group of congresswomen, in conjunction with a coalition of pro-choice advocates, introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act to ensure every woman with health insurance can access abortion, regardless of income or insurance. The bill could overturn the Hyde Amendment’s ban on the use of federal funds for abortion and undo laws in … Continued

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