New report on women’s health criticises Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws

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New report on women’s health criticises Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws
European Commissioner for Human Rights focuses on laws in Republic and North

Dec 5, 2017
Seán Dunne

A new report published by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has questioned Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws.

The report, ‘Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe’, examines women’s health within the EU and looks at abortion services.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/new-report-on-women-s-health-criticises-ireland-s-restrictive-abortion-laws-1.3316324

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El Salvador’s FMLN Backs Women’s Group Reforms on Abortion Ban

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El Salvador's FMLN Backs Women's Group Reforms on Abortion Ban

Published 1 November 2017
by Roberto Hernández Montoya

The current Article 133 of the Penal Code punishes women with up to 40 years in prison for undergoing an abortion.

Women's groups have presented reforms to the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly to push for the decriminalization of abortion in four cases, which was backed by FMLN lawmakers.

"We come before the deputies because it is urgent to approve a reform to decriminalize abortion when the life of the woman is in danger, and for other reasons," Margarita Posada, from the board of the Alliance for Women’s Life and Health in the Americas, told AFP.

Continued at source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/El-Salvadors-FMLN-Backs-Womens-Group-Reforms-on-Abortion-Ban-20171101-0020.html

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