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Missed Your Period? Don’t Want to be Pregnant? There is an App for That

Via www.ipas.org

An inventive, interactive game guides Spanish-speaking users through the process of a medical abortion.

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Political Interference is Bad Medicine and a Bad Prescription for Women’s Health

Even with recent gains and electoral wins, there is a concentrated effort to limit women’s access to a full range of reproductive health services, including medical abortion.

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The Chilean Safe Abortion Hotline: Assisting Women With Illegal, But Safe, Misoprostol Abortion

Chile is estimated to have one of the highest abortion rates in all of Latin America, but it has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world. Abortions are banned under all circumstances, including saving the woman’s life. Naturally, this has forced women to seek abortions outside of the law, with varying levels of safety. That’s why the Chilean safe abortion hotline was launched in 2009. 

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The Potential of Tele-Medicine to Increase Access to Mifepristone for Early Abortion Care

Telemedicine administration of medical abortion is a relatively new practice in the United States with great potential to reach underserved women with abortion care.

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Case of Self-Induced Late Abortion Raises Troubling Questions About British Laws

Justice Jeremy Cooke. Photo: Photoshot via The Guardian.

An eight-year jail sentence raises troubling questions about British abortion laws.

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Global Roundup: Saudi Arabia Plans Women-Only Cities; Philippines RH Bill Continues to Languish

Weekly global roundup: Will Saudi Arabia’s plan to construct a women-only industrial city opens new doors for women? Philippines’ RH Bill still hanging in the balance as the Catholic Church grows restless; Texans seek abortion pills in Mexico; Rare justice for 13-year-old Afghan torture survivor.

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Does Facebook have an Anti-Choice Agenda? Censorship of Information on Misoprostol Raises Questions

Facebook has deleted an image from the page of Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a well-known abortion rights activist and the Director of Women on Waves – a charitable organization focused on women’s health and human rights. The image consisted of text instructions of how to safely induce an abortion using medication.

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Abortion is Legal: So Why is Self-Abortion Care a Crime?

Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested on charges of “self-induced abortion” and faces first-degree misdemeanor charges.  Initial news reports indicate that she intentionally caused the miscarriage/abortion of her 24-week fetus.  The woman disposed of the fetus in what was probably the only way she could think of: wrapped in plastic bags and placed in the trash receptacle of her apartment building.

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How the Ohio Court Decision on RU-486 Set Back the Clock on Fifteen Years of Medicine

A recent federal district court decision upholding a 2004 Ohio limiting the use and availability of RU-486 for early termination of pregnancy exacerbates the increasing intrusion of ideology into medical practice, and creates a different standard for off-label use of abortion drugs than for other commonly-used drugs. 

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Medical Abortion in Britain and Ireland: Let’s Join the 21st Century!

The abortion pill potentially puts the control over abortion into women’s hands, and a lot of conservative men and women aren’t sure they like that.

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