Ireland: Sinn Féin ‘will not vote against’ free access to abortion up to 12 weeks

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Sinn Féin ‘will not vote against’ free access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
December 11 2017

Sinn Féin will not vote against free access to abortion up to 12 weeks, its spokeswoman on health has suggested.

Louise O’Reilly said her party would record its dissent if the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment recommends legalising terminations for all women. The committee is holding its final meeting on Wednesday when it will hold a vote on what kind of abortion law would follow the repeal of the state’s constitutional ban on abortion in next year’s referendum.

Continued at source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sinn-fein-will-not-vote-against-free-access-to-abortion-up-to-12-weeks-5jg3ll979

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USA: What It’s Like to Get an Abortion When You’re Six Months Pregnant

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What It's Like to Get an Abortion When You're Six Months Pregnant
Callie Beusman

Oct 2 2017
Rachel was 25 weeks pregnant when she learned her fetus had a severe, likely lethal abnormality that also put her health at risk. She had to drive 12 hours and pay $10,000 to get a potentially life-saving abortion.

In the fall of 2015, Rachel Goldberg was pregnant with her first child. She and her husband, who live in rural Missouri, were ecstatic about the prospect of starting a family, and she recalls eagerly anticipating her routine 20-week ultrasound check-up. She was excited to find out the sex—male, she would later learn—and she was hoping to get some photos to show her family and friends.

Continued at source: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/8x8kzk/what-its-like-to-get-an-abortion-when-youre-six-months-pregnant?wpisrc=nl_todayworld&wpmm=1

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India: Woman undergoes abortion in 30th week of pregnancy at JJ hospital

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Woman undergoes abortion in 30th week of pregnancy at JJ hospital

Woman’s foetus had been diagnosed with multiple congenital defects. The newborn, weighing 900 gms, survived for a few minutes after birth before succumbing to multiple complications.

Written by ​TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA | Mumbai
Published: September 12, 2017

WITH the judiciary emerging as the only avenue for pregnant women over 20 weeks in gestation whose foetuses are diagnosed with an anomaly, the city is seeing a rise in the number of petitions seeking medical termination of pregnancy filed in the apex court. In the latest case, a Dubai-based pregnant woman, detected with several anomalies in her foetus, underwent an emergency pregnancy termination at JJ Hospital on Monday following Supreme Court orders.

Continued at source: Indian Woman undergoes abortion in 30th week of pregnancy at JJ hospital

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“Not a woman’s choice”: India’s abortion limit puts women at risk, say campaigners

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"Not a woman's choice": India's abortion limit puts women at risk, say campaigners

Roli Srivastava
September 5, 2017

MUMBAI, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They didn’t pop open boxes of sweets or send out excited phone messages when their first child was born at public hospital on a rainy Mumbai night in July.

The couple had known from the 24th week of the pregnancy that their child would be born with Arnold Chiari Type II syndrome - a structural defect in the brain.

Since abortions in India are allowed only up to 20 weeks of pregnancy, the couple petitioned India’s Supreme Court to allow them a to terminate the pregnancy, which was by then 27 weeks. The court rejected their plea.

Continued at source: Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/india-women-abortion/not-a-womans-choice-indias-abortion-limit-puts-women-at-risk-say-campaigners-idUSL8N1LE26E

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India: Chorus for extending abortion deadline grows

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Chorus for extending abortion deadline grows
Jul 11, 2017

Highlighting the limitation of the 20-week abortion deadline again, a city doctor spoke about the plight of a jilted woman who wants to abort her 19-week foetus but cannot because of a medical condition. By the time doctors control her hyperthyroidism and make her fit enough to undergo a medical termination, the deadline would have passed.

This is the third case the state's medical fraternity has encountered in a week's time where the MTP deadline has come in the way of terminating a difficult pregnancy

Continued at source: Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/chorus-for-extending-abortion-deadline-grows/articleshow/59540946.cms

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India: KEM hospital panel that ruled out abortion of foetus with neurological problems did not have subject specialist

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KEM hospital panel that ruled out abortion of foetus with neurological problems did not have subject specialist

Mumbai city news: Child born after Supreme Court turned down plea to abort pregnancy in critical condition at KEM hospital
Jul 06, 2017
Sadaguru Pandit
Hindustan Times

Last Saturday, a 28-year-old woman gave birth to a boy with Arnold Chiari Syndrome Type-II — fluid accumulation in the brain and spinal deformities that leave him little chance of survival. She and her husband had moved the Supreme Court to be allowed to abort her pregnancy in the 27th week once they knew about the problems the foetus had, but the court had on March 27 turned down their plea based on the report of an expert team of doctors from Mumbai’s KEM hospital. The child is now in a critical condition at the KEM hospital where he was born. The law now prohibits abortion of foetus beyond 20th weeks, unless otherwise advised by a medical panel.

Continued at source: Hindustan Times: http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/kem-hospital-panel-that-ruled-out-abortion-of-foetus-with-neurological-problems-did-not-have-subject-specialist/story-p7kOo6vTwGPFMQ1uU3rydO.html

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Kolkata, India: Legal battle won, woman starts abortion process

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Kolkata: Legal battle won, woman starts abortion process

Prithvijit Mitra
Jul 5, 2017

KOLKATA: The woman, who was allowed by the Supreme Court to terminate her 26-week pregnancy, got admitted to SSKM Hospital on Tuesday. She will have her foetus - afflicted with an irreversible cardiac ailment - aborted by a non-surgical procedure that may take to two days. The procedure will be supervised by the seven-member expert committee formed last week to assess the condition of the foetus.

Continued at source: Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/legal-battle-won-woman-starts-abortion-process/articleshow/59447422.cms

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Doctors want reform in Indian abortion law

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Doctors want reform in Indian abortion law

Maitri Porecha
Wed, 5 Jul 2017

Supreme Court’s decision to allow a woman to abort a 26-week-old foetus diagnosed with incurable heart anomalies is in favour of women’s rights, doctors assert. The present law does not allow termination of pregnancy after 20 weeks of gestation, except in exceptional cases. Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act prohibits abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In this Kolkata’s woman’s case, in her 21st week of pregnancy, an ultrasonography picked up pulmonary atresia, a condition in which blood vessels supplying blood to the heart are absent.

Continued at source: DNA India: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-doctors-want-reform-in-indian-abortion-law-2492081

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India: SC allows 26-week pregnant lady to abort her fetus suffering from congenital problem

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SC allows 26-week pregnant lady to abort her fetus suffering from congenital problem

Amit Anand Choudhary | TNN |
Jul 3, 2017

NEW DELHI: As the proposed amendment in abortion law is getting delayed to allow abortion beyond 20-weeks, the Supreme Court on Monday came to the rescue of yet another pregnant woman and permitted her to abort her 26-week fetus suffering from severe cardiac problem.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar allowed the abortion plea of Kolkata-based 33-year old lady on the basis of her medical report which said that the child, even if born alive, may not survive for a long time as the baby would have to go through multiple surgery due to congenital disorder.

Continued at source: Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sc-allows-26-week-pregnant-lady-to-abort-her-foetus-suffering-from-congenital-problem/articleshow/59425549.cms

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