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Clinton, others announce contraception deal

September 26, 2012


WTOP 103.5 FM, September 26, 2012 by RON DePASQUALE UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Prices for long-acting contraception will be halved for 27 million women in the developing world through a new partnership, former President Bill Clinton and other world leaders announced Wednesday. The deal will help avoid almost 30 million unwanted pregnancies and save an […]

‘Underground’ abortions in Poland, will Catholic country ease pro-life laws?

September 15, 2012


Alaska Dispatch, September 15, 2012 by Vanessa Johnston When pregnant women in Poland decide to have an abortion, they take a common but highly secretive step. “I found some phone numbers in the newspaper; I called around,” explains a young blonde woman named Jola. The doctors are listed anonymously in the classifieds section offering to “induce […]

Pregnant teen dies after abortion ban delays her chemo treatment for leukemia

August 18, 2012


CNN, August 18, 2012 by Rafael Romo The mother of a pregnant leukemia patient who died after her chemotherapy was delayed over anti- abortion laws is accusing doctors of not putting her daughter’s health first. The 16-year-old’s plight attracted worldwide attention after she had to wait for chemotherapy because of an abortion ban in the […]

Activists Demand Revisions to Indonesia’s Anti-Abortion Laws

July 15, 2012


Jakarta Globe, July 15, 2012 by Dessy Sagita & Ismira Lutfia Activists have raised alarm over Indonesia’s anti-abortion laws, saying that criminalized abortion encourages women to turn to illegal practices that can be fatal. Inna Hudaya, the founder of SAMSARA, an NGO that provides assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies, said that criminalized abortion is […]

Village Council Slammed For Banning Love Marriages

July 14, 2012


Med India, July 14, 2012 by VR Sreeraman A village in northern India has banned “love marraiges” and has prohibited women below 40 years of age from shopping alone or using cell phones in public, according to reports. In a slew of restrictive measures on women’s behavior, the council, or “panchayat,” in the predominantly Muslim […]

Melinda to Colbert: Women Want Contraceptives

June 28, 2012


Gates Foundation, June 28, 2012 by Melinda Gates As a young woman, I felt confident in my future because I knew I had the power to plan my family. I knew I could make plans and follow my dreams. What if every girl and woman in the world, even the poorest, had the opportunity to […]

Turkey drops anti-abortion legislation

June 22, 2012


Aljazeera, June 22, 2012 by Government withdraws controversial plan to slash time limit for abortions after mounting pressure from civil society. Turkey’s conservative government has dropped plans for a controversial bill that would have slashed the time limit for abortions. “The government has backed away from initial plans to curb abortion rights,” an unnamed parliamentary […]