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Abortion Estimate Prompts Concern Over Effectiveness Of Sex Education In China

Wall Street Journal: China Performs 13 Million Abortions Per Year, State Media Says “Abortion rates in China remain high, calling into question the country’s sex education practices. There are an estimated 13 million abortions performed in China annually, according to a report from the state-run China Daily, citing the National…

U.N. Welcomes El Salvadorian Assembly’s Pardon Of Woman Previously Convicted Of ‘Aggravated Homicide’ For Miscarriage

U.N. News Centre: El Salvador: U.N. rights office welcomes ‘ground-breaking’ pardon of woman in abortion case “The United Nations human rights office [Friday] welcomed the ‘ground-breaking decision’ of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women’s 30-year sentence in an abortion case. Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana, who suffered a miscarriage…

Obama Administration, Congress Should Allow U.S. Foreign Aid To Support Some Abortion Care

The Hill: President Obama: Ensure U.S. foreign assistance supports safe abortion care Aram Schvey, senior policy counsel and manager of projects and operations at the Center for Reproductive Rights “…President Obama, like so many presidents before him, refuses to allow any U.S. foreign assistance to support safe abortion care for…

International Family Planning Will Have ‘Interesting Year’

Devex: 7 family planning trends to watch for in 2015 Christopher Purdy, president and CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, founder of DKT International and chair of the DKT Board of Directors “This year promises to be an interesting one for international family planning. Here are seven issues and…

Obama Should Address Policy Limiting Abortion Funding For U.S. Programs Overseas

The Hill: Death-dealing double standard of U.S. policies toward women overseas Liz Maguire, president and CEO of Ipas, and Purnima Mane, president and CEO of Pathfinder International “…Women and girls who live in countries that have restrictive abortion laws are far less likely than their American sisters to obtain safe…

El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Causing Teens Pregnant From Rape To Commit Suicide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rape, abortion ban drives pregnant teens to suicide in El Salvador “El Salvador’s ban on abortion is driving hundreds of girls who become pregnant after being raped to commit suicide every year because they see no other option, a government official said. Teenage pregnancy is one of…

El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Wrongly Jails Women, Rights Groups Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: El Salvador’s abortion ban puts women behind bars for decades “…[H]undreds of women [are] believed wrongly jailed in El Salvador for defying a ban on abortion, accused of inducing abortions when in fact they suffered miscarriages, stillbirths, or pregnancy complications, women’s rights groups say…” (Moloney, 11/11).