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Infanticide: A question of government accountability for providing contraception and safe abortion services

Written by: Soukeyna Diallo, Juriste, Member, Comité de plaidoyer pour l’accès à l’avortement médicalisé, and l’Association des Juristes Sénégalaises; Heidi Moseson, Epidemiologist & Associate, Ibis Reproductive Health Ramatou Ouedraogo, Post-doctoral research scholar/Anthropologist, African Population Health Research Center Amy Sakho, Chargée de Programmes et de Communication, Association des Juristes Sénégalaises; Coordonnatrice, Comité de plaidoyer pour l’accès […]

Safe Abortion

Rights and evidence-based knowledge on safe abortion matters! In light of recent attacks around the globe on the availability of legal and safe abortion services and in the contexts of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda, pursuing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and reflecting on the implementation of the Programme of Action of the […]

Rights and evidence-based knowledge on safe abortion matters!

We are very grateful to Liza Caruana-Finkel for collaborating on this blog post. Liza is a sexual and reproductive health and rights researcher and activist currently based in the UK.   Rights and evidence-based knowledge on safe abortion matters! The 28th of September is International Safe Abortion Day. It is a day of action: when […]

SRHM in the news: Inside the illegal abortion market: ‘I nearly touched hell’

Bhekisisa Health Inside the illegal abortion market: ‘I nearly touched hell’  By Wendy Muperi Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse. SRHM article, Perceptions of misoprostol among providers and women seeking post-abortion care in Zimbabwe by M Catherine Maternowska, Alexio Mashu, Precious Moyo, et […]

The Right to Safe Abortion in South Africa: A Clinician’s Experience

Written by Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng: Abortion provider for 11 years, consultant at Nalane for Reproductive Justice and SRHR expert with a focus on policy, health communications and advocacy. It is 2:14 a.m. on a Friday. I receive an email, with the subject line “Please respond” written in capital letters. I read the body of the email and […]

Editorial: Abortion in Poland: politics, progression and regression

“Even after years of liberal and socially accepted legislation, Poland illustrates how the issue of abortion and legal restrictions can repeatedly resurface. In 1932, Poland was the second country in the world after the Soviet Union, which legalised abortion if there was danger to the life or health of the woman, incest or rape.” Source: […]

Argentina: Historic opportunity to legalize abortion

After six failed attempts to make the Congress debate a bill to decriminalize and legalize abortion on request until the 14th week of gestation, a bill is finally being debated. Read more  Source: reprohealthlaw blog

Chile: Constitutional Court abortion decision – now in English

In 2017, the Constitutional Court of Chile upheld the constitutionality of new government legislation that would remove the criminal prohibition on procuring an abortion on three grounds:  when there is imminent risk to the life of the mother, in case of fatal fetal disease, and in cases of rape. The new English translation is available […]

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