No vote in referendum will mean ‘backstreet abortion’ retained

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No vote in referendum will mean ‘backstreet abortion’ retained
Rhona Mahony tells London event clinicians need current legal regime to change

April 12, 2018

A No vote in the May referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment would represent a decision to retain “backstreet abortion” in Ireland, the Master of the National Maternity Hospital has said.

Speaking at a meeting in London on Wednesday night, Dr Rhona Mahony said about 1,000 women accessed abortion tablets over the internet each year and take them in an “unsupervised way, totally unsupported”.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/no-vote-in-referendum-will-mean-backstreet-abortion-retained-1.3458693

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Zimbabwe: Illegal abortion: A major public health concern

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Illegal abortion: A major public health concern
December 27, 2017

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor

When Ms Mildred Mapingure of Chegutu was raped by Courage Chamboko during an armed robbery in 2006, she never imagined that events of that fateful night would haunt her for the rest of her life.

Soon after the traumatising incident Ms Mapingure immediately reported the matter to Chegutu Police so that she could be assisted to get medical assistance and stop her from conceiving.

Continued at source: http://www.herald.co.zw/illegal-abortion-a-major-public-health-concern/

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