DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The Total Criminalisation of Abortion

“For more than two decades, legislators in the Dominican Republic have debated a new penal code. President Danilo Medina has urged legislators to decriminalize abortion in three circumstances: when the life of the woman or girl is in danger, when the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, or when the fetus has serious complications incompatible with life outside of the womb. He twice vetoed penal code reforms that maintained the total abortion ban without exceptions. … Continued

Madagascar – Tribute to Simone Veil launches national discussion on decriminalisation of abortion

There are 75,000 clandestine abortions in Madagascar each year, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health, analysed by the University of Ankatso. Behind these figures, women’s lives are at stake. Abortion is still illegal and criminalised, first imposed under French colonial law.

IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND- One in five workers has abortion experience – trades union survey

  One fifth of workers have had “direct experience of abortion”, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Ulster University. The study, in which more than 3,000 union members in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland participated, highlights workplace issues raised by the prohibition on abortion. These include costs, time off work, stress and in some cases emotional trauma associated with the stigma and isolation, the authors state. Conducted on behalf of five … Continued

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