Abortion news from around the world


  • Abortion soon illegal again in Spain

    When this happens, women on web will support women in Spain who need a safe abortion

    Abortion will be made illegal within few weeks accoording to minister o Justice Gallardón Read more »

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  • Lithuania on its way to make abortions illegal 9-7-2013

    The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday gave its initial backing to a proposed abortion ban bill after 46 MPs voted in favour, 19 were against and 25 abstained. The bill was backed by 20 representatives of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, eight members of the Electoral Action of… Read more »

  • Chile, 11 year old unwanted pregnant after rape, 7-7-2013

    The girl was raped by the partner of her mother and it now 14 weeks pregnant. Even though the life and health of the 11 year old are at risk because of the pregnancy, she can not have an abortion because abortion is illegal in all circumstances in Chile. Read more »

  • Algiers: abortion doctor jailed

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  • May 23, 2013 Kurdistan, Iraq: Abortion is a woman’s right or not?

    Thanks to WADI Organization for sharing and translating this article that was published in Awene

    www.wadi-online.de / www.stopfgmkurdistan.org Read more »

  • EL Salvador violates human rights by denying abortion

    Beatriz is a 22-year old woman with active lupus nephritis and pregnant with an anencephalic fetus . El Salvador has a total abortion ban; there are no exceptions for the health or the life of a pregnant woman, or in cases of rape or incest.
    Both the Office of the United Nations High… Read more »

  • New abortion law Ireland : nothing changes.

    Ireland did not learn anything from the Savita's death.
    However abortion rights activists don't remain silent and create public awareness about safe abortion options for women in Ireland through Women on Web! Read more »

  • Campaign and Book for abortion rights in New Zealand!

    The prochoice highway, on the road for reproductive justice, will tour New Zealand starting May 1, 2013.
    Supported by the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (ALRANZ), the Women’s National Abortion Action Campaign (WONAAC), Mothers for Choice and numerous generous individuals Read more »

  • Anti abortion groups promoting the abortion pill and Women on Waves and Women on Web

    It is always encouraging that even anti-abortion groups are working hard to get information about the abortion pill in the world. And even better, where to get good information and access to medical abortions! Read more »

  • Mass prosecution of abortion providers in Brazil

    24 people, including doctors, have been arrested in Brazil. They are accused of setting up a scheme to help women with abortions. Reported in A Cidade on 25-3-2013
    http://www.jornalacidade.com.br/noticias/NOT,0,2754,830164,Presa+quadrilha+que+oferecia+aborto+pela+internet.aspx Read more »

  • Doctors in Brazil call for legalization of abortion

    The Federal Council of Medicine supports legalisation of abbortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
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  • Safe abortion hotlines in South America to fight against unsafe abortions

    http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/telephone-hotlines-mount-fight-against-backstreet-abortions-in-south-america Read more »

  • Nort Dakota passed ban on abortions after 6/7 weeks

    The North Dakota state Senate approved a bill that would ban abortions at approximately six weeks.
    The bill that passed the House last month, bans most abortions after six weeks to seven weeks into a pregnancy
    It came the week after Arkansas approved a ban on most abortions after 12… Read more »

  • In Algeria, 29 women were investigated for having an abortion in 2012

    http://www.reflexiondz.net/La-police-a-traite-27-affaires-d-avortement-en-2012_a22389.html Read more »

  • Women and Doctor sentenced to jail for abortions in Morocco

    Hess press reports that 4 women who did abortion have been sentenced to one year and 4 months in jail. The doctor has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for providing abortions and has also been prohibited to pratice medicines for always.
    These are very harsh sentences.
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  • Women in Northern Ireland admit illegal abortions, 3-2013

    "More than 100 women put their name to letter amid attempts to halt amendment that would make non-NHS abortions illegal in province" . Read article in Guardian Read more »

  • Support for women using misoprostol to do abortion in Argentina

    Great article in the Argentine newspaper Pagina 12, about a network of women, called Pink Rescue, who accompany other women in the use of misoprostol for safe abortion. They give information, advise about risks and help make sure the women get a checkup afterward.

    Articulo excelente sobre… Read more »

  • Dissimination information about safe abortion hotline in Morocco

    MALI lance une campagne qui propose aux femmes de se faire avorter par voie médicamenteuse. La procédure présentée comme une solution miracle paraît simple et sans danger, mais comporte de nombreux risques. Read more »

  • Initiative for safe abortion in Ivory Coast

    The association "solidarité développement" began a campaign against illegal abortions. The campaign is organized around the theme of "post-abortion care." According to the president of the association, Traoré Abdramane, it is not to promote abortion, but to create awareness and… Read more »

  • Severe health impacts of health budget cuts in Greece.

    In Greece, suicides increased by 17% between 2007 and 2009 and there is evidence of a 40% increase in 2010–11. HIV infections rose by a 52% in the first half of 2011, largely due to increases in commercial sex work, unsafe sex and increases in injecting drug use: there was a 12.5-fold increase in… Read more »

  • Nearly 1 in 10 abortion clinics forced to close in the US

    At least 58 U.S. abortion clinics stopped providing abortions since 2011 as access vanishes faster than ever amid a Republican-led push to legislate the industry out of existence.
    A wave of regulations that makes it too expensive or logistically impossible for facilities to remain in business. Read more »