In the latest installments of “Red State,” Lucy’s rescuers smuggle her to safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After more than a hundred years of legally allowing women access to a therapeutic abortion, in October 2006 the Nicaraguan National Assembly banned this procedure in all circumstances. Now women’s health groups are working to mitigate the damage.