SPAIN – Anti-abortion lawyers’ group loses their case against two abortion clinics

The Superior Court of Justice of the Principality of Asturias, the highest court in the Principality, has overturned the ruling of the Provincial Court of Oviedo and found that the publicity materials of the Belladona and Buenavista Clinics are in conformity with the regulations of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. The ruling supports the decision of the Ministry of Health in the Principality, who defended the two clinics’ promotional information. The health professionals … Continued

ITALY – The Biomedical Campus of Rome calls abortion a crime against natural law

The Biomedical Campus of Rome defines the voluntary termination of pregnancy in its statutes as a “crime” and imposes conscientious objection on its students, in open violation of Law 194. This also applies to young doctors attending the Institute’s obstetrics and gynaecology graduate school, although the Biomedical Campus of Rome is accredited by the National Observatory for Specialist Medical Training.  In response, the Italian Medical Association on Contraception and Abortion (l’Associazione Medici Italiani Contraccezione e … Continued

FEATURE: INDIA Prime Minister’s Cabinet tables proposal for abortion law reform

On 29 January 2020, the Cabinet of Prime Minister Modi published the text of a bill to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The bill is to be introduced in the ensuing session of the Union Parliament, where it will be debated. A summary of the current law, the amendments it proposes, and responses to the bill by leading NGOs working for abortion rights in India are reported below. Text in quotes is taken direct from the source.

INDONESIA – Effect of a smartphone intervention on self-managed medication abortion experiences among safe abortion hotline clients: a randomized, controlled trial

Objective: To investigate the impact of a smartphone app providing information and support for medication abortion on the ‘feelings of support’ and ‘preparedness’ among clients of Samsara, a safe-abortion hotline in Indonesia.

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