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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
More women and men have access to and are using contraception throughout the world, reports the Guttmacher Institute, contributing to a decrease in the number of unintended pregnancies and, in turn, a decline in the number of abortions, from 45.5 million procedures in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003.
Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.
The Philippines government is championing a form of family planning used by only one percent of women interested in planning their families.
The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that Portugal had violated freedom of expression by prohibiting the ship Borndiep, which promoted the decriminalization of abortion, from entering Portuguese territorial waters.
Researchers say a recent New York Times piece on off-label misoprostol use misses the point, implying that New York City Latinas are seriously endangering their health while ignoring safe use in countries where abortion is illegal.