UK – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) video

The RCOG advocates for safe and timely abortion services and support for women across the world. Every woman should have the right to choose what happens to her body. This video – released to mark International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019 – features six obstetrician-gynaecologists from around the world, who support abortion services that are “timely, legal, safe and compassionate”. Source: Video

ICPD+25 NEWS

1. POLAND: STOP PRESS Please sign the petition by Polish Women’s Strike opposing the presence of Polish religious extremists at the ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi We, Polish women, who have been fighting in the black protests in 150 cities in Poland against the religious fundamentalist’s total ban on abortion in 2016 and 2018, urge you not to trust those who approach you with “Christian values” or “family rights”. We want you to know that the foundation Ordo … Continued

UK – Letter to the Home Secretary re buffer zones for abortion clinics nationally

In 2018, the UK Home Office conducted a review of the evidence for buffer zones around all abortion clinics, to prevent women and staff being harassed by anti-abortion groups and individuals. The Home Office response was that national buffer zones would not be a “proportionate’ solution” as the level of harassment was not serious enough to warrant it. Following a Freedom of Information request, national abortion provider Bpas discovered that the evidence given to the … Continued

UK – Doctors for Choice UK

Doctors for Choice UK celebrated Safe Abortion Day 2019 on 28 September with a sticker campaign. They wanted to spread the word that abortion should be seen as a routine part of women’s reproductive healthcare. They gave out stickers to stick anywhere and everywhere, and also asked supporters to tweet pictures of their stickers with the hashtags #MyAbortionMyHealth and #AbortionIsHealthcare SOURCE: @rachelkerr

UK / SPAIN – The Court of Appeal upholds the legality of a buffer zone around a London abortion clinic

The buffer zone around the clinic was imposed by the London council of Ealing in April 2018, but the call to impose national buffer zones around all clinics was rejected by the Conservative government’s Home Secretary in September 2018, in spite of the existence of strong evidence presented to him for imposing them.  This new judgment, handed down by Lady Justice Eleanor King and Lady Justice Nicola Davies is the first at appeal court level … Continued

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