Activists call for improved access to safe abortions
By Zoë Postman‚ Groundup
30 September 2018
On Friday morning‚ hundreds of people from various civil society organisations marched from Braamfontein to Newtown to raise awareness about reproductive rights and unsafe abortions in South Africa.
The march was held on international safe abortion day. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)‚ Sonke Gender Justice‚ Amnesty International‚ Right2Know‚ Amandla.Mobi‚ Gender Links and other organisations participated.
Marie Stopes defies ban on advert linked to abortion
Sunday September 30 2018
By JOHN MUTUA
International charity Marie Stopes has defied Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) orders to pull down an advertisement said to promote abortion.
The advertisement has been running on radio weeks after the agency banned it on September 10 on claims the campaign supports abortion of unplanned pregnancies.
Theresa May urged to reform ‘cruel and barbaric’ abortion law in Northern Ireland
September 29 2018
A Conservative MP has urged the British prime minister to reform abortion law in Northern Ireland as a colleague branded the present regime barbaric, cruel and callous.
Huw Merriman said it was the “right time” for Theresa May to let Westminster vote on the restrictive laws on terminations in the region. Anna Soubry, another Tory MP, echoed the call, saying the near-blanket ban on abortion was unacceptable in the modern age.
Abortion: Dublin's annual 'March for Choice' to take place today
Saturday, September 29, 2018
The Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) is staging its annual 'March for Choice' in Dublin this afternoon.
Supporters will gather at the Garden of Remembrance at 1.30pm before marching through the city under the theme 'Free, Safe and Legal'.
The march will be the first since Ireland voted to repeal the 8th Amendment.
Croatians March in Defence of Abortion Rights
The traditional 'Solidarity March' organised by the Zagreb Antifascist Network, in cooperation with the Platform for Reproductive Rights, was devoted this year to the reproductive rights of women.
Sept 29, 2018
Anja Vladisavljevic, BIRN Zagreb
Hundreds of abortion rights activists and supporters marched through the centre of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, on Saturday, calling for abortion rights to be upheld.
Under the motto “Loudly about Abortion!”, the rally began in the Square of the Victims of Fascism, where demonstrators called for abortion procedures to be provided for free under the state healthcare system and for an end to the social stigma surrounding it.
Thousands join march for all-Ireland abortion services
September 29, 2018
Press Association 2018
Thousands of people have taken part in a pro-choice march calling for the swift implementation of abortion services in Ireland.
There was celebratory tone to the annual March for Choice as demonstrators made their way through Dublin’s main thoroughfares on Saturday afternoon.
It was the first march since the electorate voted overwhelmingly in favour of liberalising Ireland’s strict abortion laws.
Thousands attend March for Choice as Harris calls for TDs to ‘get on’ with abortion legislation
Over 1,500 Irish women have accessed terminations since referendum, Minister says
Sat, Sep 29, 2018
All members of the Oireachas regardless of their personal views should engage constructively with the abortion legislation that is to be introduced this Thursday, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said.
“Women have waited far too long already,” he said to reporters in Dublin at the outset of the seventh annual “march for choice”, which was attended by approximately 2,000 people, the majority of whom were young women.
Do Migrant Teenagers Have Abortion Rights? Two Volatile Issues Collide in Court
By Robert Pear
Sept. 29, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is claiming broad new authority to block access to abortions sought by undocumented immigrants under age 18 who are in its custody.
In a case that brings together two of the most volatile issues in American society, immigration and abortion, the Justice Department argued this past week before a federal appeals court that the government “has a strong, legitimate and profound interest in the life of the child in the womb.”
Displaced Rohingya women need access to abortion, not just food and shelter
Thousands of Rohingya women and girls have been systematically raped by Myanmar's military
Anu Kumar and Sandeep Prasad
for CBC News
Posted: Sep 29, 2018
Rape is still being used as an instrument of war. Right now. Before our very eyes.
We know that since August 2017, thousands of Rohingya women and girls have been systematically raped by Myanmar military as a way to humiliate, terrify and dominate the Rohingya communities. In fact, Canadian parliamentarians recently unanimously voted to declare the systemic rape and killing of Rohingya an act of genocide.
Uganda: Nurses Flee Health Centre Over Abortion
September 28, 2018
By Yahudu Kitunzi
Bududa — Police in Bududa District are hunting two nurses at Bulucheke Health Centre III over accusations that they helped a 15- year-old girl carry out an abortion.
The District Police Commander, Ms Esther Adeke, yesterday said the girl nearly lost her life as a result.