Kenlissia Jones abortion: Prosecutor drops murder charges against woman detained after ‘taking abortion pill’

A prosecutor in Georgia prosecutor announced on Wednesday that he had dismissed murder charges against a 23-year-old woman accused of inducing an abortion by taking pills. The Associated Press reported that Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards had said in statement that Kenlissia Jones had been released from jail. However, she still faced a charge

Northern Ireland’s Justice Minister announces plans to reform abortion laws

Northern Ireland’s Justice Minister has announced his plans to reform abortion laws in the region for the first time in seventy years. Minister David Ford has proposed that abortion be available in the event of a foetus suffering from a fatal abnormality meaning that they could not survive outside the womb. The proposal marks a

France Eases Abortion Restrictions in Sweeping Equality Law

By: Alexandra Stifferlin Called “historic” step in gender equality push France passed legislationthis week allowing women to get abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with no questions asked, lifting previous restrictions as part of a sweeping and historic law meant to increase gender equality in the country. Previously, a French woman could only get

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Curb on Abortion Procedure

Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Monday making Oklahoma the second state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus. The measure prohibits doctors from using forceps, clamps, scissors or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces. Such instruments are used in dilation

Government set to allow abortions till 24 weeks

Malathy Iyer   MUMBAI: The Indian government has proposed an increase in the abortion limit from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks and even beyond in case of fetal abnormality. A draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment),Bill 2014 was put up on the ministry of health website on October 29. The draft says that

An Abortion Pill in a Murky Market

By ALLYN GAESTEL In pharmacies around Lagos, behind counters stacked with cough drops, vitamins and antibiotics, usually hidden but available on request is a drug called misoprostol or by its brand name Cytotec. Sometimes the pharmacists request a prescription — something that can be bought at some clinics even without seeing a doctor — but often

Morocco Abortion Laws Reviewed as Islamists Join Reform Call

by Souhail Karam and Caroline Alexander (Bloomberg) — Morocco’s Islamist-led government has asked a panel of clerics, doctors and legislators to look into relaxing a five-decade-old abortion law that activists say is pushing more and more women into back-street terminations. The health ministry will convene a first meeting on Wednesday to discuss changes to the law. Under consideration

Iran Bans Vasectomies, Curbs Birth Control in Push to Boost Population

By Ladane Nasseri    Dubai: Iran’s parliament has banned vasectomies and tubectomies except to save a person’s life as part of the nation’s push to promote bigger families. The parliament also voted on Monday to prohibit the “promotion of birth control” and said that media outlets that don’t comply risk being suspended for as long as

Fake Morning-After Pills Found In Peru May Hint At Bigger Problem

Maanvi Singh —    A survey of emergency contraceptives in Lima, Peru, turned up worrying results: More than a quarter were either counterfeit or defective. Some of the morning-after pills tested contained too little of the active ingredient, or none at all. Other pills contained another drug altogether, researchers reported Friday in the journal PLOS ONE. Swallowing these fakes can

Spanish government makes new proposal to reform abortion law

A NEW draft to modify Spain’s abortion law has been put forward by the government. The PP conservative party spokesperson, Rafael Hernando, has presented an amendment by which women aged 16 and 17 years old would need their parents’ or a guardian’s authorisation to undergo an abortion. Mr Hernando claimed that there exists a ‘social