All Mexican Women Have the Right to Have an Abortion

Decriminalization of Abortion

Abortion is generally restricted in Mexico. This means that, although there is some legal protection, legislation differs between states, making it difficult for many women to receive safe abortion. Laws base eligibility for and legality of abortion based on the… Read more »

My Medical Abortion Story

Abortion Testimonies

When I knew I was pregnant, I also knew I was going to have an abortion. So I booked an appointment at the closest clinic and had to wait until the following week, because there was no space. The date… Read more »

Abortion with Pills

Pills for abortion

Many people believe that abortions are unsafe or that in order to have a safe abortion, it must take place in a healthcare institution. This is false. Having an abortion using pills, also known as a medical abortion, is a… Read more »

Abortion in Chile

Legal abortion in Chile

On January 31st, 2016, it will be one year since the president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, introduced a bill into Congress to allow abortion in instances when the mother’s life is at risk, fetal non-viability due to hereditary or genetic… Read more »

Safe Abortion is a Human Right!

Reproductive Rights

Today, December 10th, is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The first article of this important document stated that “all human… Read more »

Roe: More Abortion Myths, Dispelled

Abortion

Due to the continuing public discourse around abortion and Repeal the Eighth (which is ever welcome, if exhausting in that “Are we still debating this?” kind of way), I decided to take another look at common myths surrounding abortion, and debunk them… Read more »

In the driving seat

safe2choose safe abortion

Today, September 28th, marks the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. This day has been celebrated since 1990, but we are still far from awareness around this issue. According to the WHO (World Health Organization),… Read more »

safe2choose celebrates its first month

safe2choose safe abortion

Women’s reproductive rights matter! And it should be an every day event. On August 3rd, safe2choose — a social enterprise committed to facilitating and scaling up access to safe medical abortion worldwide, via the internet – went live to bring… Read more »

5 Problems with ‘Keep Abortion Rare’

Legal Abortion

“Keep Abortion Rare” is a pretty common phrase in the political and cultural conversation around abortion. And it isn’t just coming from anti-choice folks – more often, it’s actually coming from the pro-choice side. Declared proudly by former President Clinton… Read more »