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Although abortion is permitted in Bolivia in three cases, just six women have had access to legal abortion in this country. The reasons: judicial barriers as well as doctors who oppose abortion.
A new Council of Europe report reiterates what we already know – availability of legal abortion reduces the rate of unsafe abortion.
Late last week Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez vetoed a reproductive health bill that would have legalized abortion to the twelfth week of pregnancy.
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.