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Enforcement of Abortion Laws Violates Human Rights

The consequences of criminalizing abortion are severe and reason for alarm.

Ipas’s recent research in Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Malawi, and Rwanda provides concrete evidence of the human rights violations that result when law enforcement investigates, arrests, and imprisons women who have abortions.

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Women’s Lives Matter: It’s Time to Hold Governments Accountable for Safe Abortion Care

We have to hold governments accountable. Laws must be clear on abortion and guidance and training need to follow. And never should a woman’s life hang in the balance because of someone else’s moral objection to abortion.

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Global Gag Rule Just the First Step: The US International Abortion Funding Ban

The impact of repealing the global gag rule will be significant. But repealing the gag rule will not end the longstanding ban on foreign aid for safe abortion care.

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World to Governments: Women Shouldn’t Be Imprisoned for Abortion

A new poll shows that the public is at odds with their country’s laws. Most people reject using criminal penalties to prevent abortions.

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