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/


India – Abortion a right not privilege. On Safe Abortion Day, govt must consider amending MTP Act

Abortion a right not privilege. On Safe Abortion Day, govt must consider amending MTP Act
In 1971, India became one of the first countries to legalise abortion, but today its healthcare system is lagging behind and doing a great disservice to women.

Nozer Sheriar
Updated: 28 September, 2019

Forty-eight years ago, in 1971, when conversations about women’s reproductive health and rights were still in nascent stages across the world, India became one of the first countries to ensure that women have access to a crucial reproductive health need — that of having a safe, legal abortion.

Today, however, India’s laws and systems have lagged behind and we are doing a great disservice to the women in our country by limiting their control over their wombs because of challenges discussed here.

Continued: https://theprint.in/opinion/abortion-a-right-not-privilege-on-safe-abortion-day-modi-govt-must-consider-amending-mtp-act/298238/


Trump’s anti-abortion rhetoric is getting out of control

Trump’s anti-abortion rhetoric is getting out of control
His latest lie is that the mother and the doctor decide whether or not to "execute the baby" after it's born and wrapped up in a blanket.

Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani
Apr 28, 2019

President Donald Trump’s anti-abortion rhetoric is getting more extreme by the day.

At a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday night, Trump described a violent scene, claiming that a doctor and mother together decide whether or not to execute a baby after it’s born.

Continued: https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-anti-abortion-rhetoric-execute-baby-later-abortion-f0997b13c664/


Inside Australia’s only clinic providing late surgical abortions

Inside Australia's only clinic providing late surgical abortions

By Hagar Cohen and David Lewis
Sep 7, 2018

The journey to the Marie Stopes clinic in Melbourne's east is a harrowing one for the 200 or so women who go there each year for a procedure denied to them elsewhere.

By the time they reach the building, sitting behind a car park on an unassuming suburban street, they have likely been turned away by multiple doctors and hospitals.

And until the Victorian state government banned the practice in 2015, there was a very real risk of encountering anti-abortion protesters at the entrance.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-08/abortion-clinic-providing-late-surgical-abortions/10210656


India: In a first, HC OKs abortion of 25-week fetus

In a first, HC OKs abortion of 25-week fetus
Swati Deshpande | TNN | Nov 7, 2017

MUMBAI: Less than a month after the Supreme Court said women could directly approach the high courts for termination beyond 20 weeks of pregnancies with foetal abnormalities, the Bombay high court on Monday for the first time granted permission to a 28-year-old who is over 25 weeks pregnant.

Mumbai's Priti Rawal moved court last Friday when she was over 22 weeks pregnant, saying her fetus had multiple neurological and skeletal abnormalities, which reduced its survival chances at birth.

Continued at source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/in-a-first-hc-oks-abortion-of-25-week-fetus/articleshow/61538357.cms


India: Access to safe abortion should be made every woman’s right

Access to safe abortion should be made every woman’s right

Dr Rishma D Pai | Updated: Aug 30, 2017

Last month, the Supreme Court (SC) ruled in favour of a woman seeking to abort her 26-week foetus with a congenital defect. The bench stated that a woman has the “sacrosanct right to her bodily integrity”. The judge leading the bench also stated that “the right of a woman to have a reproductive choice is the right of personal liberty”.

Continued at source: DNA India: http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/report-dna-edit-access-to-safe-abortion-should-be-made-every-woman-s-right-2541632


India: It’s about time to bring abortion out of dingy alley, stigma

It’s about time to bring abortion out of dingy alley, stigma
Jan 23, 2017
by Sanchita Sharma

The Supreme Court on Monday relaxed the 20-week legal ceiling on abortion to allow a woman to abort her 24-week baby with anencephaly, a life-threatening congenital defect where a baby is born without parts of the brain, skull and scalp.

India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act legalises abortions up to 20 weeks if there is threat to the mother’s life or her physical or mental health, or if the unborn baby has abnormalities, but many women end up using unsafe abortions methods because they don’t know where or who to go because there are not enough legal providers. Many don’t even know it’s legal to abort up to 20 weeks.

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Source, Hindustan Times: http://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/it-s-about-time-to-bring-abortion-out-of-dingy-alley-stigma/story-BPTSEuapnlHCwg4HT3buIK.html


India: Moms on abortion deadline fight for ailing fetuses

by Malathy Iyer
Dec 19, 2016, Times of India

MUMBAI: When 34-year-old Kusum Rao, a Mumbai-based lawyer, was told that the brain of her 19-week-old unborn child didn't have a membranous partition called the 'cavum septum pellicidum', she panicked.

Some websites linked its absence to mental retardation, blindness, learning disabilities as well as an increased risk of schizophrenia. Moreover, she had days before the 20-week deadline for abortion under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act expired.

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Source: Times of India


U.S.: Donald Trump’s Abortion Policies Would Kill Women

Trump's ignorance when it comes to women's health, as demonstrated at the final debate, would be literally deadly
By Jesse Berney, Rolling Stone
Oct 20, 2016

Dana Weinstein was pregnant with her third child, 29 weeks in, less than three months to go. She and her husband wanted this child. Then, terrible news: a routine sonogram revealed a brain anomaly that meant their baby almost certainly wouldn't survive, and whatever life it had would be full of suffering.

Imagine making the decision that faced Dana and her husband.

Now imagine Donald Trump making that decision for them.

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Source: Rolling Stone