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Al Jazeera America Examines Strict Abortion, Reproductive Health Laws In El Salvador

Al Jazeera America: In El Salvador, a pregnancy complication followed by a prison sentence “…[The article discusses cases] in El Salvador highlighted by local and international human rights groups and by the United Nations. All the women involved are young and poor and were convicted for killing babies who were…

Myanmar’s Proposed Birth Spacing Law Could Impact Country’s Maternal Health Advances, Human Rights Group Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Myanmar population control law threatens minorities: rights group “Myanmar’s religious and ethnic minorities may be targeted, abused, and suppressed by a proposed population control law which could be a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances, according to a U.S.-based human rights group…” (Guilbert, 4/22).

Unsafe Abortion Common In Senegal, Study Shows

Guttmacher Institute: Despite Legal Restrictions, Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Senegal And Thousands Of Women Are Injured Each Year “In the first national study of abortion incidence in Senegal, researchers found that clandestine abortions — almost all of them unsafe — pose a serious threat to the health of Senegalese…

Grassroots Efforts To Terminate Pregnancies Need Support

RH Reality Check: How Women Took Their Reproductive Rights Into Their Own Hands Leila Hessini, chair of the Global Fund for Women board “…Although pregnancy termination is one of the most common experiences people have across the globe, reproductive rights are often ignored by local health, community, or legal systems.…