In January 2016 the Constitutional Court announced the start of a review of the Croatian abortion law, which currently allows abortion until the 10th week of pregnancy. Masenjka Bacic, Balkan Fellow for Journalistic Excellence, investigates access to abortions in the country.
The Justin Trudeau government has removed a restriction that prevented federal foreign aid dollars being used for abortion services in other countries. The government of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper had committed billions in Canadian funds for its global maternal, child and newborn health, but banned use of Canadian government money to provide abortion services.
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.
The Canadian province Prince Edward Island is to open a new reproductive health centre and start providing abortion, after heavy pressure and threat of lawsuit. Access to abortion varies across Canada, but Prince Edward Island has been the only province where abortion has been unavailable.
Archive newsletters – August 2015 Clinical practice handbook for safe abortion, World Health Organization, 2014 Full text: English І Spanish –a succinct, easy-to-follow handbook for health professionals The following information is based on parts of this handbook, but it is written for women and safe abortion advocates too. Medical abortion is the use of mifepristone and misoprostol pills, or misoprostol pills alone, to induce an abortion. This method can be used up to 24 weeks of … Continued