EXTRA! South Korea brings back abortion ban and forces women to populate the country

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  By Bora Chung (Twitter: @tantra_algrab)   Not too long ago, South Korea used to have government-sanctioned “abortion buses” running in the countryside. In rural areas with no ready access to abortion clinics, they would provide women with the required support to interrupt a pregnancy.   It was during the 1960s and 1970s, when abortion…

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Criminalizing Abortion Is Violence Against Women

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  November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On December 10th the world celebrates Human Rights Day. Women’s rights advocates have leveraged the power of those two neighboring dates to create the 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign to put an end to the violence that women and…

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An Open Letter to Pope Francis

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Originally posted by Catholics For Choice. November 7, 2018 His Holiness, Pope Francis Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City Dear Pope Francis, As abortion providers and organizations that advocate for a woman’s right to choose, we were disturbed by your comments comparing a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body to “resorting to a…

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Maputo Protocol: should we settle for any abortion law?

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This year, we celebrate 15 years of the Maputo Protocol’s enactment. Officially called Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, it remains “the main legal instrument for the protection of the rights of women and girls in Africa”. The text calls on all countries to…

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100 Women: The modern face of the ‘DIY abortion’

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Originally posted at the BBC News site on June 6, 2018. Global online searches for abortion pills have more than doubled over the last decade, BBC analysis of Google searches shows. The findings also suggest that in countries where abortion laws are more restrictive, there is greater search interest in abortion pills. By buying pills…

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Why women buy abortion meds online

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Posted by Victoria Yu-Texas on July 16th, 2018 at futurity.org A new study reveals the motivations and experiences of women seeking abortion medication online. The practice can be a response to clinic access barriers in states with and without restrictive abortion laws, or can occur when self-managed abortion is preferred over clinical care, researchers say. Researchers learned that online…

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Webcam Abortion Services Offer Crucial Access—So What’s Stopping Them?

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A woman contacted Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi’s team on a Friday afternoon, nine weeks and three days into an unwanted pregnancy. Although she butted right up against the Food and Drug Administration’s 10-week regulatory deadline, the patient wanted a medication abortion—a difficult request to satisfy on any doctor’s busy schedule, but especially tough in this case:…

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