Ireland – Rise in seizures of abortion pills ‘shows need to enact vote’

Rise in seizures of abortion pills ‘shows need to enact vote’

Sean Pollock
November 18 2018

The number of abortion pills seized by the Health and Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has risen by 57% in the last year.

Figures released by the HPRA show that 644 pills were confiscated between January and September. Some 409 pills were seized during the same period last year, and the total for 2017 was 487.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rise-in-seizures-of-abortion-pills-shows-need-to-enact-vote-wpbfwlmwr

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Ireland – Peter Boylan ‘pretty confident’ abortion services will be in place by 2019 deadline

Peter Boylan 'pretty confident' abortion services will be in place by 2019 deadline

18/11/2018

The man in charge of implementing abortion services here has said he is confident they will be available in Ireland by the beginning of next year.

The former master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan, is confident the January timeline set by Health Minister Simon Harris can be met.

Continued: https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/peter-boylan-pretty-confident-abortion-services-will-be-in-place-by-2019-deadline-886142.html

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Mail-Order Abortion Pills Shouldn’t Be More Regulated Than Viagra

Mail-Order Abortion Pills Shouldn’t Be More Regulated Than Viagra

By: Robin Marty
November 18, 2018

With insurance costs skyrocketing, medical companies are doing everything they can to make health care more affordable — like reducing resources needed for minor medical interactions. Technology is helping to cut costs, with telemed appointments and drug delivery services replacing traditional doctors visits and pharmacy stops.

And that low-cost and easy distribution is coming to reproductive health care, too.

Continued: https://www.care2.com/causes/mail-order-abortion-pills-shouldnt-be-more-regulated-than-viagra.html

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Kenya – Revealed: How students mint cash in sneaky abortion trade

Revealed: How students mint cash in sneaky abortion trade

By Vivianne Wandera
Published Sun, November 18th 2018

A cabal of medical and pharmacy university students have formed ‘clubs’ that are offering abortion services to college girls for as little as Sh2,000.

Investigations by the Sunday Standard have unveiled an intricate web by the well connected undergraduates using their hostels and rooms outside campus as observation wards for their clients.

Continued: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001303080/how-medical-students-aid-with-abortions

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Kenya – Marie Stopes ordered to stop offering abortion services

Marie Stopes ordered to stop offering abortion services

By Graham Kajilwa
Published Sun, November 18th 2018

Marie Stopes, a renown reproductive health clinic, has been ordered to stop offering abortion services of any kind.

The government through the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has also directed the clinic to submit weekly returns to the board over the next 60 days.

Continued: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001303082/why-marie-stopes-is-now-on-the-radar

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Kenya Prohibits Marie Stopes From Offering Abortion Services

Kenya Prohibits Marie Stopes From Offering Abortion Services

By Urenna Ukiwe
18 November 2018

It is illegal to offer abortion services in Kenya unless the health of the mother is at risk.

Kenyan authorities have prohibited the international health organisation Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortion services.

The Medical Practitioners Board made the decision after investigating complaints that the group’s adverts were encouraging abortion.

Continued: https://guardian.ng/life/kenya-prohibits-marie-stopes-from-offering-abortion-services/

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Ireland – GPs have now agreed abortion fee – but where’s the training?’

Eilish O'Regan: 'GPs have now agreed abortion fee - but where's the training?'

Eilish O'Regan
November 17 2018

GPs agreed to a €450 fee for a medical abortion this week, despite not yet being trained in how to deliver the service.

It's one of the many hurdles to overcome with just six weeks to go to the introduction of a far-reaching abortion regime we could not have forecast a year ago.

The medical abortions, involving three visits to the GP and two medications, will be free to women who are up to nine weeks pregnant. GPs, who will be paid by the HSE per patient, will be written to next week asking them if they are interested in participating.

Continued: https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/eilish-oregan-gps-have-now-agreed-abortion-fee-but-wheres-the-training-37537649.html

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Ireland – Abortion: Wait rather than risk a tragedy

Abortion: Wait rather than risk a tragedy

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Government hopes to pass abortion legislation before Christmas and Taoiseach Leo Varadakar has said he is confident the Government’s timeline to have pregnancy termination services available in January 2019 can be met.

Those are both big asks as the process of setting up the service has already met a number of hurdles. In the first instance, there remains a cohort of TDs and senators opposed to introducing abortion services here and they will do anything they can to stop or delay it.

Continued: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/ourview/abortion-wait-rather-than-risk-a-tragedy-885875.html

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Kenya – Why Marie Stopes has been asked to stop abortion services

Why Marie Stopes has been asked to stop abortion services

By Grace Gichuhi and Dorcus Osongo
Published Sat, November 17th 2018

Marie Stopes Kenya has been ordered to stop offering abortion services in all their facilities, a move that could see them run out of business.

The order by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) comes after a public outcry against the clinics' advertisements that have been deemed to promote abortion.

Continued: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001303049/why-marie-stopes-has-been-asked-to-stop-abortion-services

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Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion

Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women's access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government.

17 Nov 2018

OSLO: Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women's access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government.

In Norway's capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city centre carrying banners with slogans such as "My body my right" and "Defend abortion".

Continued: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/thousands-protest-in-norway-against-restricting-abortion-10941850

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