“This victory on abortion has empowered Polish women – we’ll never be the same.” (Krystyna Kacpura, 6 October 2016)

Our congratulations to the women of Poland for the brilliant decision to call a national strike on 3 October, in which between 30,000 and 100,000 people, according to different reports, took to the streets to protest the threatened ban on abortion: the government couldn’t ignore you any longer.

Doctors in Netherlands challenge Health Minister over medical abortion pill restrictions

Health Minister, Edith Schippers, is introducing a new law by the end of this year that will require GPs to apply for licences to provide the pills, under which both early abortions and the doctors would be subject to the criminal law. According to the medical journal Medisch Contact, doctors and abortion rights activists are taking the Health Ministry to court for failing to provide clear guidelines about the use of medical abortion pills.

Campaign launched to modernise the Isle of Man’s abortion laws

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The Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation (CALM) wants to bring the Isle of Man’s law in line with the UK. Their law is up for review in the next parliament on the island. People can travel from the island to the mainland UK for health care such as cancer treatment, neurological surgery and even complicated antenatal care.

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