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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 […]

Thousands protest at Turkey anti-abortion law plan

June 3, 2012


Reuters, June 3, 2012by Ece Toksabay Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul on Sunday to protest against plans by Turkey’s prime minister to bring in a new law on abortion, a practice he has called “murder”. Women of all ages held aloft banners with slogans including “My body, my choice” and “I […]

Turkish PM preparing anti-abortion bill

May 29, 2012


IOL News, May 29, 2012 by Jonathon Burch Ankara – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his government was preparing a draft bill on abortion and intended to enact it into law, a move likely to escalate a row over the practice which the Turkish leader has called “murder”. Erdogan sparked outrage from […]