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New Report Exposes Impact of Uganda’s Abortion Law Through Personal Stories


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New Report Exposes Impact of Uganda’s Abortion Law Through Personal Stories

Due to the unclear abortion law in Uganda, women and adolescents continue seeking unsafe abortions and are vilified by their families and communities—even the doctors and health workers who provide legal post-abortion care are being arrested, according to a new report by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD).


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.

Center for Reproductive Rights Files New Lawsuit Challenging Every Abortion Restriction Passed in Louisiana This Year


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Center for Reproductive Rights Files New Lawsuit Challenging Every Abortion Restriction Passed in Louisiana This Year

Louisiana passes seven abortion restrictions this session, the highest number of any state in 2016. New filing comes four days after U.S. Supreme Court issues historic ruling reaffirming a woman’s constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion.


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Mississippi’s Clinic Shutdown Law


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Supreme Court Refuses to Review Mississippi’s Clinic Shutdown Law

The United States Supreme Court today declined to review Mississippi’s arbitrary and medically unwarranted law specifically designed to shutter the last abortion clinic in the state—ensuring the measure will remain blocked and the clinic open while the case proceeds in federal district court. In February 2015, Mississippi requested the Supreme Court review a July 2014 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which continued to preliminarily block the law—a measure which arbitrarily requires all physicians associated with a licensed abortion clinic to have admitting privileges at a local hospital for no medical reason.


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.

New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America


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New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America

Since the Pan America Health Organization issued its Zika advisory in November 2015, online requests to Women on Web for abortion pills have exponentially increased, according to a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study noted the number of online requests for medication abortion by women in Zika affected countries increased significantly, from 36 percent in Costa Rica to 108 percent in Brazil, the first country affected by the virus.


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.