India: 15-year-old dies allegedly due to botched abortion

India: 15-year-old dies allegedly due to botched abortion
The police have arrested one person; a probe is under way

Published: October 14, 2019

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested one person after a 15-year-old girl died on Friday night allegedly due to a botched try at abortion.

According to the police, the girl was brought to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital on Friday late evening in a serious condition; she died a bit later.

Continued: https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/india-15-year-old-dies-allegedly-due-to-botched-abortion-1.1571022774662


Twice as many care about NI abortion law changes than Irish language act: Poll

Twice as many care about NI abortion law changes than Irish language act: Poll

Published: Monday 14 October 2019

Almost twice as many people in Northern Ireland are more concerned about changes to abortion laws than an Irish language act, a survey has suggested.

The poll, commissioned by anti-abortion campaign group Both Lives Matter, found that 49% of those asked identified the need to safeguard legal protections for the unborn child, up to 28 weeks into pregnancy, as the most compelling reason for Stormont to be restored.

Continued: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/health/twice-as-many-care-about-ni-abortion-law-changes-than-irish-language-act-poll-1-9104897


Secret abortions spike in Nigeria with Boko Haram chaos

Secret abortions spike in Nigeria with Boko Haram chaos

Chitra Nagarajan
October 14, 2019

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kellu became pregnant after a Nigerian soldier offered her food and shelter in exchange for sex. But the destitute teenager - who lost her family when Boko Haram militants attacked her village two years earlier - did not want to have the baby.

After moving to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Borno state, where she relied on neighbours for food, 18-year-old Kellu wanted an abortion but did not know where to go - like a growing number of women since the Islamist insurgency began.

Continued: https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN1WT1PW-OZATP


Interview: Amanda Palmer, on how her latest album was informed by the abortion referendum

Interview: Amanda Palmer, on how her latest album was informed by the abortion referendum

By: Emily O Callaghan
Oct 14, 2019

In a fascinating Q&A, Amanda Palmer talks about how the Irish abortion referendum informed her stunning new album, There Will Be No Intermission. Also up for discussion are artistic epiphanies in Iceland, and why the singer’s fans inspire her to be artistically braver.

Emily O'Callaghan: At least one of your songs on your latest album, There Will Be No Intermission, was inspired by your trip to Dublin last year. Can you tell me about that?

Continued: https://www.hotpress.com/music/interview-amanda-palmer-latest-album-22791784


Botswana: Tshireletso Calls for Safe Abortion

Botswana: Tshireletso Calls for Safe Abortion

13 October 2019
Botswana Daily News (Gaborone)
By Collin Ntesang

Gaborone — The Assistant Minister of Local government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso, has called for formulation of policies that could promote safe abortion.

Speaking at commemoration of the International Safe Abortion Day, Ms Tshireletso called on government to come up with initiatives that could promote access to safe and legal abortion, saying many women continued to lose their lives due to unsafe abortion.

Continued: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910140125.html


N. Ireland – Rally held in protest against abortion law changes

Rally held in protest against abortion law changes
It was described as a ‘sombre occasion’.

By Aoife Moore, PA
October 13 2019

A rally in protest of possible upcoming abortion law changes has been held in Belfast.

The gathering, organised by anti-abortion group Both Lives matter was described by organisers as “a cross-community, inter-generational, and peaceful” event, was held to demonstrate opposition to Westminster’s soon to be imposed abortion law changes in Northern Ireland.

A law tabled by Labour MP Stella Creasy, changing the current legislation on abortion and marriage equality will be implemented in Northern Ireland on October 21 if the main Stormont parties cannot resolve the outstanding deadlock in the Assembly.

Continued: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/rally-held-in-protest-against-abortion-law-changes-38589709.html


Why a NY woman came to Colorado for a 32-week abortion

Why a NY woman came to Colorado for a 32-week abortion
Forty-three states place some restrictions on abortions after a certain point in pregnancy, but Colorado isn’t one of them

By Anna Staver, The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: October 13, 2019

In the spring of 2016, Erika Christensen and her husband walked past a tall, wooden fence that obscured the Boulder office of Dr. Warren Hern from the street and into his waiting room.

Printed signs taped to bulletproof glass told her all electronic devices — even cellphones — were prohibited and asked her to tell someone on staff if she needed to leave for any reason. The only items she could carry through the door were a printed book, her identification card and a check for $10,000.

Continued: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/13/late-abortion-women-2020/


Kenya – Girls don’t run the world yet; there is still ground to cover

Kenya - Girls don’t run the world yet; there is still ground to cover

Saturday October 12 2019
By FAITH ONEYA

Atieno is a pitiful eight-year-old girl in Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye’s poignant poem "A Freedom Song", which is often referred to as Atieno.

She works her fingers to the bone in her aunt's house while her cousins enjoy basic rights and freedoms that she’s denied. Years later, she falls pregnant and bleeds to her death and "meat and sugar are lavished at her funeral".

Continued: https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Girls-still-have-ground-to-cover/440808-5308004-13pycsnz/index.html


Rwandan president pardons 52 abortion convicts

Rwandan pardons 52 abortion convicts

Published on 12.10.2019
By APA News

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has signed a decree on pardoning 52 abortion convicts including those convicted for the offenses of infanticide, on the eve of the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, in a statement obtained Saturday by APA in Kigali. The statement issued from the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame said the presidential pardon means that the President has exercised his power of mercy to give people another chance.

Rwandan minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye said the President finds it fitting to give these convicts a second chance.

Continued: https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/rwandan-pardons-52-abortion-convicts/


California Just Became the First State to Require Public Colleges to Provide Abortions

California Just Became the First State to Require Public Colleges to Provide Abortions
Medication abortion must be available on campus starting in January 2023.

by Marie Solis
Oct 11 2019

California became the first state in the country to require its public universities to provide medication abortion on campus after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the “College Student Right to Access Act,” or Senate Bill 24, into law on Friday. The University of California and California State University systems don’t currently offer abortion on campus.

The 34 universities have until January 2023 to comply with the new legislation, time that will be used to assess each campus health center’s ability to provide medication abortion, a first-trimester procedure that involves administering two pills to induce what is effectively a miscarriage.

Continued: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a35y7e/gavin-newsom-california-public-universities-will-offer-abortion-pills-on-campus-in-2023?utm_campaign=sharebutton