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Turkey drops anti-abortion legislation

June 22, 2012

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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

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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

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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 […]