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INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 – SECOND CALL TO ACTION (in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic)

Our second call to action ahead of International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2020, including details of our core theme around self-managed abortion and telemedicine, our hashtag, and partners ...

POLAND – Criminalisation of doctors for illegal abortion “hidden” in Covid-19 plan for the economy

On the 23rd of June, sitting uncomfortably within Shield 4.0, the fourth package of “pandemic-related measures”, which was supposed to help the economy, were changes to the Polish Penal Code, added almost secretly. They include, for example, that up to ...

VIETNAM – We did not talk about it (her abortion). It was not a happy story

In Vietnam, abortion has been recognized as a women’s right in the early period of time under the Law on Protection of People’s Health in 1989. For 30 years, despite very few occasions that abortion and its legislation are up ...

USA – US Supreme Court ruling on Louisiana abortion law expected 29 June

In the US Supreme Court, all decisions are announced by June 30 and usually on Mondays, so we are advised that 29 June will probably be the date when the Supreme Court either sells abortion down the river or rules ...

NEPAL – First, health workers must feel safe doing their jobs

If we want women to have access to abortion and contraceptive care during the pandemic, we must make sure health workers feel safe doing their jobs. Our Ipas team in Nepal recently saw this firsthand. At a health center in ...

URUGUAY – Contá Conmigo

From Uruguay, we want to share our stigma-busting, storytelling project called "Contá Conmigo". Although abortion has largely been decriminalised in Uruguay, it continues to be highly stigmatised. This project provides a platform for people who have had abortions to tell ...