The Polish Parliament is considering a total ban on abortions, with no exceptions for the life of women. Meanwhile, women remain without access to safe, legal abortion even under current exceptions; abuse of conscience clauses to deny women both contraception and abortion is rampant; and the medical establishment is making millions off of clandestine illegal abortion.
Women serving overseas need your help to secure access to safe abortions when they need them. The Burris amendment would allow women in the military to spend their own money to access the same medical services they have the right to access in the United States when serving offshore.
The Canadian government is excluding family planning from its initiative to save the lives and improve the health of mothers in poor countries. One small problem: You can’t address maternal mortality without family planning.
Once again, Waldman twists arguments, avoids stating his own goals, and refers to common ground as “your team versus mine.” Steve: It’s not a competition or a team sport. It’s not about whether you win. It is about real people’s lives, their health and their rights.
Dr. Tiller believed that “abortion is a matter of survival for women.” It was for me.
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a landmark resolution recognizing maternal death and illness as a pressing human rights concern.
In Kenya a 2004 nationwide study showed that about 300,000 abortions are performed each year in the country, causing an estimated 20,000 women and girls to be hospitalized with dangerous complications. More than 40 percent of Kenya’s maternal mortality rate is due to unsafe abortions.
On May 20, Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the Nepalese government to enact a comprehensive abortion law to guarantee that abortion is accessible to women, not just legal.
For women in the US, Mother’s Day is often about getting that perfect Hallmark card or being treated to breakfast in bed. But for many women in the developing world, celebrating motherhood through such a simple holiday is not even a possibility.
The Australian Government recently made a monumental decision to resume the use of its foreign aid funding for the provision of abortion services and information.