Croatian Constitutional Court to decide on abortion

by  Vedran Pavlic 26 December 2015 The Women’s Network of Croatia has announced that it expected that the Constitutional Court will not accept the proposal of the Croatian Movement for Life, filed 24 years ago, to institute proceedings to review the constitutionality of the law which allows abortion. The Women’s Network sent a letter to the president and members of the Constitutional Court after it received information that the Constitutional Court is ready to … Continued

Second trimester abortion in Vietnam: ban or not ban

 by Phan Bich Thuy 28 November 2015 For the past 10 years imbalances in sex ratio at birth (SRB) has become a major concern in Vietnam. In order to solve this problem the government has adopted certain policies prohibiting use of technology to diagnose fetal sex thus advocating for gender equality… The belief that banning second trimester abortions would be a solution for imbalances in SRB has raised several arguments in Vietnam. This article … Continued

Case of illegal detention and death of woman at hospital heads to High Court of Nigeria

30 December 2015 A Nigerian hospital illegally detained a woman who could not pay for the maternal health services she received and denied her emergency services later on that led to her death according to a case filed before the High Court of Nigeria today. In the petition, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), with technical support from the Center for Reproductive Rights, is holding Lagos University Teaching Hospital, as well as the hospital’s … Continued

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