Ireland: Abortion panel battles email flood

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Abortion panel battles email flood

September 19 2017
The Times

TDs and senators considering Ireland’s abortion laws have been overwhelmed by emails from pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners.

Catherine Noone, chairwoman of the committee considering what law on abortion would be introduced if the public voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, said that it was an “administrative nightmare”.

Continued at source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abortion-panel-battles-email-flood-qth5rp6z6

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Health Experts In Malawi Still Pushing For Legalisation Of Safe Abortion

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Health Experts In Malawi Still Pushing For Legalisation Of Safe Abortion

Sep 19, 2017
By Jayne KAONGA

Following reports that unsafe abortions are still being carried out and leading to the death of mothers and young girls in Malawi, health experts are appealing to the relevant authorities for the legalisation of safe abortion.

A 2009 research conducted by the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) found that at the time 67,000 women had unsafe abortions in Malawi.

At the time this cost the government US$1 million to treat complications.

Continued at source: http://www.capitalradiomalawi.com/index.php/blog/local-news/capital-news/item/8507-health-experts-in-malawi-still-pushing-for-legalisation-of-safe-abortion

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Ryanair cancellations will affect Irish women travelling for abortions

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Ryanair cancellations will affect Irish women travelling for abortions
Ashitha Nagesh for Metro.co.uk
Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

Ryanair has cancelled 13 flights travelling from Dublin to UK airports, potentially affecting hundreds of women who need access safe abortions.

A reproductive rights group in the country is offering to help and support women who have found themselves suddenly without a crucial flight to the Britain.

Continued at source: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/19/ryanair-cancellations-will-affect-irish-women-travelling-for-abortions-6938921/

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Australia: Women considering abortion are being dissuaded by supposedly objective counselling groups

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Women considering abortion are being dissuaded by supposedly objective counselling groups
Cathy O’Leary, Medical Editor
Monday, 18 September 2017

The WA Government is reviewing its advice on abortions amid claims some counselling services claiming to be objective are actually trying to talk women out of terminations.

WA Labor is also considering banning protests near clinics to prevent pro-life groups harassing or pressuring women considering an abortion.

Health Minister Roger Cook said the Women and Newborn Health Service was using an expert clinical advisory group to ensure it was providing evidence-based, accurate information about terminations.

Continued at source: https://thewest.com.au/news/health/women-considering-abortion-are-being-dissuaded-by-supposedly-objective-counselling-groups-ng-b88598792z

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Ghana: Twenty years of contraception use limit family size to two children – NGO

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Twenty years of contraception use limit family size to two children - NGO

Monday 18th September, 2017
By Dennis Peprah, GNA

Atebubu (B/A), Sept. 18, GNA – An average woman must use effective contraception for at least 20 years to limit her family size to two children and 16 years to four children.

Mr. Richard Kuunaah, the Executive Director of GHANECare, a non-governmental organization working to promote and protect the rights of women and children has said.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on a project the NGO was implementing in the Atebubu-Amantin District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr. Kuunaah said two-thirds of unintended pregnancies in developing countries including Ghana occurred among women who were not using any method of contraception.

Continued at source: http://www.ghananewsagency.org/health/twenty-years-of-contraception-use-limit-family-size-to-two-children-ngo--122417

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Rajasthan: School manager, teacher booked for gangrape, forceful abortion of minor student

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Rajasthan: School manager, teacher booked for gangrape, forceful abortion of minor student

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: September 18, 2017

A class XII student was allegedly raped over a period of three-four months by a teacher and a school manager in Sikar and made to undergo an abortion, police said on Monday.

Following the “intensive” medication given to her following an abortion, the girl is suffering from acute movement disorder where she cannot move her limbs nor has control over her bowel, side effects of the drugs given to her, doctors said.

Continued at source: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/rajasthan-school-manager-teacher-booked-for-gangrape-forceful-abortion-of-minor-student-4849714/

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Isle of Man abortion bill: Nearly 3,000 responses submitted in consultation

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Isle of Man abortion bill: Nearly 3,000 responses submitted in consultation

18 September 2017
Ellan Vannin

Nearly 3,000 responses have been submitted in a public consultation into proposed changes to Manx abortion laws.

The draft Abortion Reform Bill 2017 would allow terminations to be carried out in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and loosen restrictions thereafter.

At present, abortions can only be carried out in the Isle of Man if a pregnancy is the result of rape or because of mental health concerns.
Continued at source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-41306864

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USA: Inside the complicated world of North American anti-abortion activists

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Inside the complicated world of North American anti-abortion activists
Lauren McKeon follows anti-abortionists south of the border in her new book, F-Bomb

September 17, 2017
Lauren McKeon

The day before the 2017 March for Life, anti-abortion activists took over the hulking Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. After lunch, I joined about fifty activists, lawyers, law students, and others for the adjacent Law of Life Summit, designed to advance the anti-abortion movement through putting forward more antiabortion legislation, attacking Planned Parenthood as a (supposedly) criminal organization, and encouraging more lawyers, prosecutors, and judges to embrace the mission. Besides a handful of nuns in habits and one or two priests, the staid crowd looked like what it was: a room full of affluent lawyers.

Continued at source: This Magazine:https://this.org/2017/09/17/inside-the-complicated-world-of-north-american-anti-abortion-activists/

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Malta: The time has come to legalise abortion

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The time has come to legalise abortion
Alice Taylor Sunday, 17 September 2017

It has been several months now since the morning-after pill was finally licensed for sale in Malta. I use the word licensed because it was always legal in other forms and dosages, it just wasn't licensed in that specific dose and for that specific purpose. After this milestone, all of us knew that it would only be a matter of time before the highly controversial issue of abortion reared its head.

This week, members of the National Youth Parliament called for an opened dialogue and consultation on the topic of abortion - and about time too.

Continued at source: The Independent: http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-09-17/blogs-opinions/The-time-has-come-to-legalise-abortion-6736179095

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Ireland: Ministers raise concerns over abortion poll

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Ministers raise concerns over abortion poll
Saturday, September 16, 2017

By Fiachra Ó Cionnaith
Irish Examiner Political Correspondent

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and two of his ministers have questioned whether the Eighth Amendment referendum will be passed if it allows unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Mr Varadkar, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Fine Gael’s deputy leader Simon Coveney said they doubt the vote will be backed by the public if the Citizens’ Assembly recommendation is included in any final referendum wording.

Continued at source: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ministers-raise-concerns-over-abortion-poll-459084.html

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