Women in Instanbul facing barriers to access safe and legal abortion

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Abortion is legal in Turkey since 1983. However, activists from the Purple Roof women’s shelter in Istanbul have found that only three out of 37 state hospitals agreed to provide non-emergency terminations, of which only one offered abortions between the eighth and 10th week of gestation. Want to read the full article?  Visit:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/04/istanbul-hospitals-refuse-abortions-government-attitude

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World´s abortion laws map- 2015

Abortion in 2015 worldwide

Did you know that 74 countries worldwide allow abortion on broad grounds or without restriction?  Find out more on this virtual map produced by  the Center for Reproductive Rights.   You can visually compare the legal status of induced abortion in different countries and regions. http://worldabortionlaws.com/map/

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Spain wants to restrict access to abortion for minors

The debate on abortion in Spain is not over.  Young women from Spain may have to get parental consent to access safe and legal abortion if an ammendment to the current abortion law is approved in 2015. Learn more about the restrictive policies being promoted by the PP -political party in power:  http://spanishnewstoday.com/spanish-government-pushes-ahead-with-minor-abortion-reform_20811-a.html

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