Italy decriminalises abortion but increases the fine for “clandestine use”

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The Italian Council of Ministers has approved a legislative decree to stop punishing abortion, but fines for “clandestine abortion” have at the same time been sharply raised. If the decree is passed by Parliament, women could be liable to pay fines of €5,000-10,000 instead of the current amount of €51. The Italian network of women’s associations against violence, Donne in rete contro la violenza, has mounted a campaign to protest against this decree.

The Minister for the Status of Women has expressed support for protecting access to abortion clinics in Quebec but the Minister for International Development has not earmarked development funding for safe abortion

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Canada has announced millions of dollars in funding for UNFPA’s work, but no funds have been earmarked for safe abortion care in developing countries. International aid for safe abortion care was banned in 2010 by the previous conservative government and strongly denounced by opposition.

African Commission calls on Uganda to ensure the right to legal abortion and access to reproductive health services

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African Commission calls on Uganda to ensure the right to legal abortion and reproductive health services. The regional bodies charged with ensuring African states comply with their human rights commitments calls for Uganda to implement the Maputo Protocol, which explicitly guarantees the right to legal abortion in particular circumstances.

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