FEATURE: New Global Abortion Policies Database

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FEATURE: New Global Abortion Policies Database

International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
4 July 2017

In 2002, the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) published an online database summarising the world's abortion laws and policies, which they had tracked since the mid-1990s. It was a fantastic achievement and has continued to be of great use, in spite of the absence of updates since it was published (You just needed to know from other sources that a specific country had changed its abortion law/policies after 2002 and you could supplement the information it gave you). As a narrative source of the history of abortion laws and policies in each country, it should remain a valuable link to consult for a very long time.

Now, since June 2017, a new database has been placed online, which is full of the most up-to-date information. We published a short announcement about this new database in last week's newsletter. Here are more details about it.

Continued at source: International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion: mailchi.mp/safeabortionwomensright/breaking-news-from-ireland-citizens-assembly-recommends-abortion-law-reform-feature-why-would-any-country-put-abortion-in-the-constitution-739677?e=3fa4c971b0