In January 2015, Leoba Davana and her husband, James Channel, made the difficult decision to terminate their pregnancy. In October 2015 both Leoba and James were sentenced by the National Court in Arawa to five years in jail. Their case will be reviewed by the PNG Supreme Court in the coming weeks.
The Australian federal court has found that The Minister for Immigration, Peter Dutton, exposed a refugee living on Nauru to serious medical and legal risks by flying her to Papua New Guinea for an abortion.
Original story by Bianca Hall 15 April 2016 A young African woman, accepted as a refugee on the Pacific island of Nauru, known as S99, was in the midst of a violent epileptic seizure when she was set upon and raped on Nauru. She was semi-conscious during the rape and is unable to identify her attacker. Now, she is nine weeks pregnant and desperate to have an abortion. Since the rape, she has attempted suicide, … Continued
A governor in Papua New Guinea, Powes Parkop, has called for public deabte on abortion law reform in the country. Parkop said that the current law is forcing abortion underground, endangering the lives of women.