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.
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 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.
Guyanan abortion law has been re-interpreted to make it easier for women in remote areas to access abortions. Medexes (persons trained above midwives, but below doctors), midwives, nurses and pharmacists can now provide abortion pills, provided they notify a medical practioner.
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