IN PHOTOS: Here’s how green became the colour of abortion rights

By Amanda Connolly, Global News
Posted July 6, 2022

From the streets of Poland to crowds in Argentina, Mexico and, most recently, the United States following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights protests have something in common: the colour green.

Green banners, snapping in the air. Green scarves, green bandanas, green shirts.

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USA – Protesters turn Supreme Court front into forum on abortion

By JACQUELYN MARTIN
June 22, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of protesters has turned the street in front of the Supreme Court building into an open-air forum encapsulating the fierce national debate over abortion after the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the justices would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

Both supporters and foes of abortion rights have gathered during large, organized weekend marches and on weekdays when the court is scheduled to release its opinion. They march and chant; sometimes they attempt to shout the other side down.

https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-abortion-protests-photos-81c9f71f7bf8113e3bbf9ba1ce498d1b


Do restrictive abortion laws actually reduce abortion? A global map offers insights

May 27, 2022
Michaeleen Doucleff

In countries where abortion is illegal, are there fewer abortions?

The question sounds simple. But it's tough to answer, says social demographer Jonathan Bearak at the Guttmacher Institute. That's largely because, in places with strict abortion laws, the procedure is almost completely hidden. So estimating the rate of abortions is extremely difficult.

Continued: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/05/27/1099739656/do-restrictive-abortion-laws-actually-reduce-abortion-a-global-map-offers-insigh


South Africa – Fake abortion providers are online too. Here’s how to spot them

By Mohale Moloi and Yolanda Mdzeke
April 13, 2022
Video: 3:22 minutes

Abortion has been legal in South Africa for
more than 25 years. Yet illegal providers continue to put people’s lives at
risk. Dubious providers can exploit platforms like Google Search and Facebook
to advertise their services. Tshinondiwa Ramaite from the reproductive health
organisation, Ipas, explains how to spot ads from a bogus clinic.

Continued: https://bhekisisa.org/multimedia/2022-04-13-fake-abortion-providers-are-online-too-heres-how-to-spot-them/


Before Roe

By Ilana Panich-Linsman and Lauren Kelley
Photographs by Ilana Panich-Linsman
New York Times, Jan 21, 2022

The end of Roe v. Wade is coming.

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in June in a case from Mississippi called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and that ruling will likely overturn or gut Roe — that imperfect but critical precedent that has given Americans the right to abortion since 1973. Since Jan. 22, 1973, to be precise.

Continued: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/01/21/opinion/roe-v-wade-abortion-history.html


Poland government aims to create pregnancy register

08.01.2022
Video: 03:27 mins.
Alexandra von Nahmen

Poland has one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, banning the procedure in all but a few cases. Now the government wants to take it a step further by creating an official registry of all pregnancies.

continued: https://www.dw.com/en/poland-government-aims-to-create-pregnancy-register/av-60205302


 Abortion in Spain: Women struggle to access treatment despite it being legal

Video: 5:33 minutes
04/01/2022
By: Sarah MORRIS, Laura CAMBAUD, Armelle EXPOSITO - FRANCE 24

Some 100,000 abortions take place every year in Spain. In theory, terminations are a right under Spanish law but in practice, many women face obstacles when they choose to terminate a pregnancy. The medical establishment itself is often hostile to the prospect of performing abortions, and doctors working in the field say they are stigmatised by their pro-life colleagues. Our correspondents report.

Continued: https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20220104-abortion-in-spain-women-struggle-to-access-treatment-despite-it-being-legal


Japan – Calls for Support During Unintended Pregnancies

June 8, 2021
Video: 3:36 minutes

Unintended pregnancies often force women to
make hard choices under pressure. Every year, in extreme cases, they even
result in the deaths of unplanned children. Shirai Chiaki, a professor at
Shizuoka University, says it's time for Japanese society to build a new
consensus that supports women through potentially life-changing decisions.

Continued: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20210608133815578/


Poland: ‘I had an abortion’

(Video, 3:35 minutes)
10.02.2021
Deutsche Welle

Poland has one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. An estimated 200,000 women from Poland seek abortions each year, either abroad or illegally at home. Marta Solek shares her experience with DW.

Continued: https://www.dw.com/en/poland-i-had-an-abortion/av-56525813


Photos Capture Historic Celebrations in Argentina After Abortion Legalized

Amanda Cotrim’s photographs document the thousands of abortion rights advocates who erupted into festivities throughout Buenos Aires on the day of the vote.

by Valentina Di Liscia
December 31, 2020

Yesterday, December 30, Argentina became the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion. After 12 hours of debate — and a grueling decades-long battle between the nation’s progressive and conservative factions — the bill was approved in the Senate by a vote of 38 to 29.

Abortion rights advocates gathered outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires. In anticipation of the momentous decision, they erupted into city-wide festivities, flaunting bright green scarves and face paint to show their support for reproductive rights. The emerald hue has become emblematic of the pro-choice movement in Argentina, where tens of thousands of women suffer adverse health effects from a lack of access to safe abortions, particularly those from low-income backgrounds and rural areas. In 2016, 39,025 women were admitted to public hospitals for complications arising from clandestine abortions, 6,400 of whom were girls and teenagers aged 10 to 19.

Continued: https://hyperallergic.com/611817/photos-capture-strength-and-tenderness-of-historic-celebrations-in-argentina-after-abortion-legalized/