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Uruguayan President Vetoes Abortion Decriminalization Bill

Late last week Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez vetoed a reproductive health bill that would have legalized abortion to the twelfth week of pregnancy.

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Chapters Six & Seven: Where’s the Doctor?

In the latest installments of “Red State,” Lucy’s rescuers smuggle her to safety.

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Women’s Health Exception in South Dakota Ban Not Enough to Protect Women

Proponents of the South Dakota abortion ban argue that the health exception protects women’s well-being. But the amendment would force physicians to make medical decisions with their attorneys, rather than with their patients.

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Chapter Five: The Rainbow Road

In Chapter Five of “Red State,” Lucy meets some other people who she thinks should have fled to a Blue State while they still could.

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Pregnant in Poland? Government Considers Tracking You for Illegal Abortion

The Polish Health Minister recently proposed a new health department that would register and track women’s pregnancies to ensure abortions were not obtained illegally.

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Crime and Punishment: Illegal Abortion in Brazil

An estimated one million illegal abortions occur in Brazil each year, yet very few women have ever been imprisoned on for seeking abortion care. That may be about to change. In April, officials took a brisk departure from the nation’s relative “tolerance” of illegal abortion practice, arresting the head of a two decade-old family planning clinic for providing abortions and seizing the medical records of nearly 10,000 women.

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Safe Abortion Hotline Lauched in Anti-Choice Ecuador

Women on Waves is now providing safe abortions off the coast of Ecuador, focusing attention on the reproductive justice activists fighting against a society that has strictly criminalized abortion.

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Michigan House Passes Federal Abortion Ban Copy

Late Tuesday night, Michigan’s Democratic-led House passed Senate Bill 776, a federal abortion ban copy intended as a litmus test for members of Congress in an election year.

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Tragic Epidemic: Unsafe Abortion in Senegal

In Dakar, word on the street is that surgical abortion can kill you, and the link between abortion and fatality defines Senegal’s reproductive reality.

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Reducing Maternal Mortality Is Easy with Safe Abortion

Reducing maternal deaths from unsafe abortion is one of the most straight-forward public health problems to remedy. But this can never be fully realized unless governments start including abortion in realistic approaches to protecting women’s health.

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