In India, abortion access remains a pipedream for many

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
Fateh Guram, Aafreen Khan

India's Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 guarantees access to safe and legal abortion services. The reality on the ground is much different.

Sunita is an
Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) from Katlupur village in the north Indian state of Haryana. As an ASHA worker, Sunita helps women in rural India access healthcare facilities and, among other services, abortion.

Continued: https://www.fairplanet.org/story/in-india-abortion-access-a-pipedream/


USA – 3 Abortion Providers On Tailoring Their Services To Trans Patients

3 Abortion Providers On Tailoring Their Services To Trans Patients

By Jo Yurcaba
March 13, 2020

Abortion care is known as a "women's issue." The pro-choice movement uses slogans like "her body, her choice," and abortion clinics often have "women" in their names. Gendered language, however — paired with the widespread discrimination transgender people face in health care — means many trans and non-binary people avoid seeking care altogether.

No statistics are available on how many trans people receive abortions annually, but the number is thought to be relatively small. A 2018 study of 450 trans men and gender non-conforming individuals found that 6% experienced unplanned pregnancies. Of that group, 32% opted to terminate them.

Continued: https://www.bustle.com/p/3-abortion-providers-on-tailoring-their-services-to-trans-patients-22603193


Simon Harris expected to compromise on number of changes in Abortion Bill

Simon Harris expected to compromise on number of changes in Abortion Bill

Friday, November 09, 2018
By Elaine Loughlin, Political Correspondent

Health Minister Simon Harris is expected to reach compromise on a number of changes put forward to the Abortion Bill.

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed Committee stage this week, however, Mr Harris will meet members of the Health Committee on Tuesday to thrash out a significant number of amendments which he promised to review before the Bill goes to Report stage.

Continued: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/simon-harris-expected-to-compromise-on-number-of-changes-in-abortion-bill-884446.html


Ireland – Abortion law will leave out any reference to trans men

Abortion law will leave out any reference to trans men

Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
October 25 2018

The bill to legalise abortion will not include a reference to pregnant transgender men.

It is understood that Simon Harris, the health minister, supports trans men having the same reproductive rights as women but has received legal advice that mentioning them in the law would have unintended consequences. It is believed that it could open the risk of transgender people losing other rights that they may be entitled to under other laws.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abortion-law-will-leave-out-any-reference-to-trans-men-z3txmxwfq