Mexican president considers abortion referendum
López Obrador is unlikely to push for legalization now, as he needs Catholic Church to help fight violence.
Mar 27, 2019
Andres Manuel López Obrador did a good job keeping the abortion issue out of his campaign for president of Mexico last year. But he might be confronting it now.
At a recent celebration for International Women’s Day, the Mexican President had to deflect charges that he wants a referendum on abortion.
How US organizations support anti-abortion laws in Mexico and elsewhere
By Rossalyn Warren, CNN
Tue March 12, 2019
Mexico City (CNN)Susana Dueñas Rocha was just 21 years old when she was sentenced to 30 years in prison. A court found her guilty of obtaining an abortion, a criminal offense in Mexico.
Rocha's throat dried and her eyes welled as she listened to the ruling in 2004 in Guanajuato, a state just north of Mexico City. Her mind kept racing: Why would no one believe her? She told everyone who would listen that she didn't have an abortion but a miscarriage.
Anti-abortion and pro-choice groups claim venues cancelling events
Group calls for full Garda investigation into alleged threats by pro-choice activists
Sep 28, 2017
Conor Gallagher, Kitty Holland, Marie O'Halloran
Three Dublin hotels have cancelled anti-abortion events this week due to online campaigns from pro-choice activists, according to the organising groups.
Meanwhile, pro-choice groups have said a number of venues have also canclled meetings they had organised, citing political concerns.
Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/anti-abortion-and-pro-choice-groups-claim-venues-cancelling-events-1.3237141
Hotel cancels event linking terminations with cancer
Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
September 21 2017
A Dublin hotel has cancelled an anti-abortion conference that claimed there was a link between terminations and the risk of contracting breast cancer.
The event at the Ashling Hotel on Saturday next week had been scheduled to coincide with what is likely to be the last March for Choice before next year’s abortion referendum.
Continued at source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/2360bd6a-9e4f-11e7-a7be-33f2196a0804
US anti-abortion group quietly fights bid to end El Salvador's draconian ban
- Human Life International has been directing funds to El Salvador since 2000
-Thousands of women have been denied abortions even in cases of rape
Molly Redden and Nina Lakhani
Thursday 27 July 2017
El Salvador’s absolute ban on abortion – long considered one of the world’s most ruthless – is facing its greatest challenge in years. Buoyed by shifting public attitudes, reproductive rights activists are making headway on a bill to loosen the law for victims of rape and human trafficking, women carrying nonviable pregnancies, and women who risk death or illness.
But support for keeping the ban is formidable – and may have an outside source of help: a US-based anti-abortion group that has quietly funneled funds to El Salvador’s main advocates for the ban.
Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/27/el-salvador-abortion-ban-human-life-international
A U.S. Nonprofit Is Funding the Fight to Imprison Women for Abortions in El Salvador
By Christina Cauterucci
July 27, 2017
A U.S. anti-abortion nonprofit is funding the fight against legal abortion in El Salvador, funneling between tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to an organization that supports the Central American country’s punishing laws. Reproductive-rights activists are currently rallying behind a bill that would allow for abortions in cases of rape, nonviable fetuses, and life-threatening health complications. Since 1998, abortions have been prohibited by law under all circumstances in the country—by most accounts, the world’s strictest abortion ban.
Continued at source: Slate: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/07/27/u_s_nonprofit_funds_fight_to_imprison_women_for_abortions_in_el_salvador.html
Anti-abortion clinic tells women sex and abortion could kill them
April 05, 2017
Unauthorized pregnancy crisis centers in Dublin are misleading expectant women about the risks of sex, abortion and contraception.
An undercover investigation for The Times found that the Ask Majella and Gianna Care advisory services telling women that contraception was a health risk, there was a link between abortion and breast cancer and sometimes sex even lead women to “die”.
Continued at source: Irish Central: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/anti-abortion-clinic-tells-women-sex-and-abortion-could-kill-them