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Ireland: Importing and Exporting Abortion

A rise in the number of illegal abortion pills imported into Ireland indicates increasing reliance on DIY abortions by women desperate to terminate a pregnancy but lacking access to services at home and money to travel abroad.

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“Mad Men” Provides Realistic Portrayal of Abortion

Even a glance to the past from Hollywood can remind us that access to abortion and to reproductive health care in general should be the priority of the pro-choice movement.

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Utah Bill Criminalizing Miscarriage To Be Resubmitted

At the request of Utah’s governor, a bill that would criminalize miscarriages is to be resubmitted to remove the standard for “recklessness.”  The new version, however, would still set a dangerous precedent.

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Anti-Choice Website Misleads on Connections Between Abortion and Maternal Mortality

A writer makes nonsensical arguments to connect criminalization of abortion in Ireland with low rates of maternal mortality. Ireland is abortion-free like America is drug-free.

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The Hyde Amendment Killed Rosie Jimenez… Because of Roe and Rosie, I Exist

Because of Roe v. Wade, and because of Rosie’s death, I am able to sit here and write this. I am able to accomplish what Rosie had planned for herself and have become a teacher. Because of Rosie, I can dream bigger, travel farther, educate others, and help people experiencing an abortion as their abortion doula.

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Steven Mosher on Your Rights: Reproduce Whether You Like It or Not

Anti-choice “aid” organizations and people like Steve Mosher, believe the women they’re “serving” are meant to reproduce, even as their bodies give out, and they can’t feed the children they have.

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Women Challenge Irish Abortion Ban

After three women were forced to travel abroad to receive their abortions, a legal case on their behalf before 17 judges in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg argues that Ireland’s 148-year-old abortion ban is discriminatory.

The
case presents an expansiveness of legal arguments about abortion that
may influence nations around the world. It is being closely watched not
only by other Catholic European nations (Poland, Spain, Malta), but
alsoU.S. anti-abortion lobbyists that have been allowed to submit arguments to the
court. As a group, the Family Research Council and the US Alliance Defence Fund filed a brief that contends "the stakes are high for all
of Europe" and that Ireland’s defence "of innocent life is under
attack".

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Roundup: Huge Unmet Need for Contraception in Uganda, Highest in Africa

Uganda experiences the highest unmet need for contraception in sub-Saharan Africa; a judge dismisses Christian adoption agency challenge of stem-cell research process; ACLU responds to criticism of Kentucky Courier-Journal editorial

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Roundup: A Warning About A Generic Contraceptive, Lack of Access to Contraceptives Driving Unsafe Abortion in Uganda

Wendy Atterberry shares her experience and a warning about her switch from a branded to a generic contraceptive; lack of access to contraceptives drives unsafe abortion in Uganda; lawmakers in Peru consider expansion of indications for legal abortion; bioethicist asserts women are being treated as a “special interest” in health care reform debate.

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Guttmacher Responds to Critics of Global Abortion Study

Some anti-choice activists have criticized the findings and policy recommendations of a recently released Guttmacher Institute study on global abortion trends. Susan Cohen responds to these critiques and debunks their misleading arguments.

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