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Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. For instance, the Malawi Council of Churches, Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Muslim Association of Malawi, Evangelical Association of Malawi and Qadria Muslims Association of Malawi have […]

U.N. Group Says Salvadoran Women Unfairly Locked Up For Abortion Crimes

U.N. Group Says Salvadoran Women Unfairly Locked Up For Abortion Crimes

Three Salvadoran women put in prison for abortion-related crimes were detained unfairly and arbitrarily, a United Nations expert group will say in coming weeks amid growing calls for the Central American nation to ease its total abortion ban. While the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention does not have the authority to order the release […]

Pope Gives Priests Permanent Right To Pardon Abortion

Pope Gives Priests Permanent Right To Pardon Abortion

Pope Francis declared Monday that all priests would have the right permanently to forgive abortion, seen as a significant outreach by the Catholic Church to women. “I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion,” the pope wrote in an […]

Woman Hospitalised After O’Level ‘doctor’ Aborts Her 5-month Pregnancy

Woman Hospitalised After O’Level ‘doctor’ Aborts Her 5-month Pregnancy

A secondary school certificate holder, Mr. Akilapa Johnson, who disguised as a medical doctor, has been arrested by Oyo State Police Command for allegedly aborting a five-month pregnancy for a lady. The unlucky woman, whose first name was given as Barakat, is now lying critically ill at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, after developing complications. […]

Zika Emergency Pushes Women To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law

Zika Emergency Pushes Women To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law

Women’s groups in Brazil are set to challenge the abortion laws this summer in the hope of making a safe and legal termination possible for women at risk of delivering a baby born with defects after exposure to the Zika virus. “Women should be able to decide and have the means to terminate pregnancies because […]

El Salvador Abortion Law Change Could Leave Women Facing 50 Years In Jail

El Salvador Abortion Law Change Could Leave Women Facing 50 Years In Jail

El Salvador already has some of the most draconian anti-abortion laws in the world, but they could become even stricter if Congress adopts an opposition proposal to imprison women for up to 50 years if they terminate a pregnancy. The Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) has submitted a motion to reform article 133 of the penal […]

Abortion Demand Soars In Countries Hit By Zika Outbreak, Study Finds

Abortion Demand Soars In Countries Hit By Zika Outbreak, Study Finds

Demand for abortions has soared among women living in countries hit by the spread of the Zika virus who fear having a baby with severe birth defects, new data shows. In unprecedented numbers, women in Latin America are accessing the website Women on Web, which has a long history of helping those in countries where […]