India: Doctor on hunger strike over wife’s abortion, but welfare officers call it miscarriage

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Doctor on hunger strike over wife’s abortion, but welfare officers call it miscarriage
By Salonee Mistry, Pune Mirror
Sep 23, 2017

In an unusual case, a Daund-based veterinarian sat on an indefinite hunger strike against authorities of the State Family Welfare Department for not taking action against his wife, who he claims had illegally aborted their child.

After waiting for months for the authorities to take action in his favour, Pravin Kadam decided to stage a hunger strike till he gets justice. However, the department claims that the abortion was natural and that Kadam was unnecessarily involving the government in his personal dispute.

Continued at source: http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/doctor-on-hunger-strike-over-wifes-abortion-but-welfare-officers-call-it-miscarriage/articleshow/60799700.cms

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Ireland: Anti-abortion activist works for crisis pregnancy agency

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Anti-abortion activist works for crisis pregnancy agency

Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
September 23 2017

An anti-abortion activist staging a hunger strike outside the Dáil works for an unregulated crisis pregnancy agency, The Times has learnt.

Tim Jackson said he believed that abortions caused breast cancer and made women suicidal. Last week he started a campaign claiming that he would not eat until Leo Varadkar watched a video of an American anti-abortion activist explaining what a second trimester termination is. The taoiseach said he was willing to watch the video.

Continued at source: The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/anti-abortion-activist-works-for-crisis-pregnancy-agency-0zdg3jk0j

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