Abortion Support Network founder Mara Clarke: people requested information on abortion clinics, reputable online providers of medical abortion pills as well as funding to travel abroad
12 February 2021
by Laura Calleja
Over 200 people have contacted the Abortion Support Network (ASN) since the NGO
expanded its services to Malta, ASN founder Mara Clarke revealed.
Since expanding its services to Malta back in February 2019, people had
contacted the NGO for information about abortion clinics, reputable online
providers of medical abortion pills, funding to help with the costs of abortion
and travel, and logistical support.
A helping hand, a listening ear: abortion
helpline in India, where 10 women a day die from unsafe terminations, offers
counselling and access to a safe clinic
6 Aug, 2020
Yet another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been to restrict the
access of millions of women in lockdown to their choice of birth control. India
is seeing millions of unintended pregnancies – and risky abortions.
Zainab Mandlawala will never forget her own experience on a March afternoon in
2018. After waiting for hours, a gynaecologist finally led her into the
operating room and numbed her cervix with a local anaesthetic. She then
performed a “D&C” – dilation and curettage – abortion.
Pro-choice activists launch abortion initiative in Poland
Abortion Without Borders to offer women advice and funds to seek treatment abroad
Shaun Walker, Central and eastern Europe correspondent
Tue 10 Dec 2019
An international group of pro-choice campaigners will launch an initiative in Poland this week to provide advice and funding for women to travel abroad to have abortions.
Poland has some of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws, and proposals backed by the rightwing government to introduce a total ban on abortions in 2016 were scrapped only after large-scale protests.
GPs must warn women of medical abortion failure rate, say new guidelines
December 20 2018
GPs have been told to inform every woman who is about to have a medical abortion that it has a failure rate and that unrestricted termination cannot be provided beyond 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The advice is outlined in a set of interim guidelines issued to GPs by the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) in advance of the wider availability of abortion, due to come into effect on January 1.
GPs given clinical guidelines for abortion services
Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018
By Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent
The Irish College of General Practitioners has issued family doctors with interim clinical guidelines, for doctors who wish to provide termination of pregnancy services once it is legalised.
It said that GPs must have access to an ultrasound facility, if a query about the gestation period, or complications arise.
Quarter of abortion-services GPs yet to agree helpline sign-up
HSE hoping more GPs who have agreed to provide services will sign up to helpline
Dec 17, 2018
About a quarter of general practitioners who signed up to provide abortion services have not yet agreed to have their name made available for a new helpline. However, the majority – 75 per cent – of GPs who have signed up have said they are satisfied to do so.
The helpline will provide information to women when they call looking for guidance on where to access abortion care.
At least 2,500 women may seek an abortion next year
December 15 2018
More than 2,500 women may seek a medical abortion from a GP or maternity hospital next year.
The figure is based on the number of early terminations recorded by UK clinics last year among women who travelled from the Republic of Ireland.
This Self-Managed Abortion Helpline Will Answer All Your Legal Questions About The Procedure
By Madhuri Sathish
Oct 30, 2018
As abortion access in the U.S. has become increasingly restricted, more Americans have turned to self-managed abortions, such as those induced by abortion pills. In order to help people concerned about navigating the legality of terminating their pregnancies themselves, a team of lawyers launched an abortion helpline on Tuesday that aims to serve as a free and confidential resource.
The SIA Legal Team, which works to give people increased self-determination in their reproductive lives, is behind the helpline (844-868-2812) and website. Jill Adams, the group's founder and strategy director, tells Bustle the helpline is designed for "anyone who has ended their own pregnancy and been questioned by the authorities or fears they might be questioned by the authorities in relation to their abortion."
04/09/2016, Huffington Post UK
Ann Furedi, Chief executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
Our bodies are our own. And yet when a woman wishes to end a pregnancy, this basic law of civilized society that we teach to infants, is suspended. Her body becomes subject to someone else’s control.
As soon as she misses a period, she loses the right to make decisions about that body. If she is in England, Wales or Scotland - she must ask a doctor to make that decision for her - and they in turn must find another doctor who agrees to provide the treatment to end her pregnancy. However early in pregnancy it is, however straightforward that treatment, it can only lawfully be performed in a specialist clinic or hospital.
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Source: Huffington Post UK