CYTOTEC – First responses to the intended withdrawal from the market in France

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CYTOTEC – First responses to the intended withdrawal from the market in France
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
Dec 5, 2017

Abortion providers in France are mobilising to retain Cytotec for abortion (or an affordable substitute). The decision to withdraw Cytotec from the market in France following complaints that it had caused problems for several women who had been given too high a dose to induce labour has led to an outcry among those who support universal access to safe abortion in France, such as the National Association of Clinics for Abortion and Contraception and the French National College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

The group REIVOC, which consists of all the abortion providers in the Occitanie Region in France, including GPs, gynaecologists, midwives, and family planning advocates, called the decision hypocritical: “Cytotec is indispensible for inducing abortion. While there is an alternative, Gymiso, it is 40 times more expensive. Everyone knows Cytotec is used for abortion even if that is not one of its approved indications. Instead of withdrawing it, it is urgent that a generic substitute is found.”

Continued at source: http://www.safeabortionwomensright.org/cytotec-first-responses-to-the-intended-withdrawal-from-the-market-in-france/

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Trinidad & Tobago: Concern over illegal sale of abortion drug

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Concern over illegal sale of abortion drug

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Abortion is illegal in T&T under the Offences Against The Person Act. The law states that a pregnant woman who "with intent to procure her own miscarriage, unlawfully administers to herself any poison or other noxious thing or unlawfully uses any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent is liable to four years in prison."

Continued at Source: Guardian Media: http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-09-04/concern-over-illegal-sale-abortion-drug

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Singapore: Ramon Revilla ‘son’ nabbed at Naia over abortion drug

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Ramon Revilla ‘son’ nabbed at Naia over abortion drug

By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas
September 04, 2017

Two persons, including one claiming to be a son of former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., were arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Monday for bringing into the country P24 million worth of abortifacient drugs, Radyo Inquirer reported.

The two identified as Ruben Bautista, who claimed to be a son of Revilla, and Glenn More Gaddi, came from Singapore and were reportedly arrested by Bureau of Customs (BOC) authorities at the airport.

Continued at source: Inquirer.net: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/927795/ramon-revilla-son-nabbed-at-naia-over-abortion-drug

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Inside the Philippines’ women-run crime ring selling abortion elixirs

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Inside the Philippines’ women-run crime ring selling abortion elixirs
For poor Filipinas with unwanted pregnancies, this is what reproductive care looks like.

Patrick Winn
Aug 23, 2017

The drug deal takes place in the back of a sedan, parked near one of Manila’s most exalted cathedrals.

The dealer, Elsa — not her real name — has brought her wares in a plastic shopping bag. At my request, she dumps the illicit inventory on the backseat for inspection.

Continued at source: Global Post Investigations: https://gpinvestigations.pri.org/inside-the-philippines-women-run-crime-ring-selling-abortion-elixirs-51cd2de6cb8b

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Brazil: The pill of choice

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misoprostolby Letícia Bahia
Safe2Choose.org
8th July, 2016

The positive result of her pregnancy test fell heavy on Ana’s shoulders, a 28 year old Brazilian woman. Her job as a maid could barely feed her 3 children. Her husband was unemployed and had been coping with alcohol. Desperate, she seeked help from her neighbour, Maria. Years before Ana learned that Maria had also been pregnant, and ironically, Ana participated in the gossip of those who judged Maria by the mysterious disappearance of her pregnancy. Maria smiled at her semi-condescendingly; she had lived this same experience before. “There’s a way,” she said, “and you don’t need a doctor”. She told Ana what some other Maria had told her two years ago: she just had to buy some pills at the drugstore – “6 or 8 will do” – to settle the stomach. “It will hurt a bit”, she warned, “but it will work.”

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Source: Safe2Choose

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