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New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern pledges to decriminalise abortion

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th November 2017

Leader of resurgent opponent also continues tough line on Australia, threatening retaliatory university fees hike Jacinda Ardern has said Labour will decriminalise abortion in New Zealand if it wins this month’s general election. In a fiery 90 -minute broadcasted leaders’ debate on Monday night in Auckland, Ardern stated unequivocally that abortion” shouldn’t be in the […]

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Most of Northern Ireland strongly backs abortion law reform, survey discovers

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Three in four people back legal abortions for women pregnant through rape or incest and in situations of fatal foetal abnormalities A large majority of Northern Irelands population are in favour of reforming the regions strict anti-abortion laws and back legal terminations for women induced pregnant through sexual violence, a new survey has found. Nearly […]

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In Latin America, requests for abortions rise as Zika spreads

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th November 2017

( CNN) In Latin American countries, where abortion is highly restricted if not downright illegal, pregnant women are seeking abortions at significantly higher rates, a new analyse reveals. This development comes in the aftermath of a November alert about the Zika virus issued by the Pan American Health Organization. The alert uncovered possibilities for the […]

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Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th October 2017

With the worlds highest birthrate, Nigers population is set to double in 17 years. NGOs are providing contraception, but what if women want more newborns? Roukaya Hamani has an in-law problem. Her husbands parents want more grandbabies, but she doesnt want any more children right now. Shes already dedicated birth four times; one of the […]

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Telling the narrative behind Roe v Wade: ‘The play illuminates choice’

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th October 2017

As Roe, a stage production centered on the landmark abortion case of the 1970 s, makes Washington DC, playwright Lisa Loomer discusses its prescience In a normal election year, without the dozens of distractions, it would have been a jaw-dropping moment. Do you want to see the court overturn Roe v Wade? Donald Trump was […]

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Home abortion kits backed by women who employed them in Ireland

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th October 2017

Women in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortion is illegal, report relief after utilizing pills, study finds Women in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who have obtained abortion pill online in defiance of the law overwhelmingly express gratitude and relief that they were able to end an unwanted pregnancy, a new […]

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Q& A: This is why I went off on Florida Gov. Rick Scott at Starbucks yesterday

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th October 2017

Cara Jennings is a force of nature. Total revealing: Cara is an old friend of mine. We spent our twenties traveling to many of the same protests, in an activist performance-art troupe called theRadical Cheerleaders that Cara founded in the late 1990 s with her two sisters, Aimee and Colleen. As a young civil rights […]

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Zika epidemic limiteds promote’ violence against females’ advises report

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th October 2017

Amnesty International accuses governments in Latin America of dangerous levels of discrimination against females by restricting contraception and abortion The Zika epidemic in Latin America highlights dangerous levels of discrimination against women in reproductive healthcare, according to a report released today by Amnesty International. In a study of restrictions on contraception and abortion, the human […]

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Trump Said Women Should Be Penalized For Get Abortions. They Already Are.

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th October 2017

Anti-abortion groups tried to distance themselves from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday after he said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that abortion should be banned and that there should be “some form of punishment” for patients who receive the procedure. Trump’s comments were out of step with what other Republicans have […]

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A moment that changed me: having an abortion, aged 17 | Tiff Stevenson

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th October 2017

Without the right to choose 21 years ago, I wouldnt be an actor and standup now. It breaks my heart to think there are 17 -year-olds still denied that selection today It was 12.30 pm on a Wednesday when it happened. I wont forget it ever. It wasnt quite springtime. Rainy and gloomy outside. Im […]

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