Russia introduces fines for illegal abortion.

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill on penalties for illegal abortion into law, the Kremlin announced on its website. The bill stipulates fines of 4,000 to 5,000 rubles ($143) for individuals, 10,000-30,000 ruble ($855) fines for officials and 100,000-150,000 ruble ($4,275) fines for legal entities. Previously, the proposed fine for officials had been close

Treating Complications from Unsafe Abortion Drains Scarce Health Resources in Rwanda

In 2012, approximately 18,000 Rwandan women required treatment for complications resulting from unsafe abortion, costing an estimated $1.7 million. The finding comes in a new study, “The Health System Cost of Post-Abortion Care in Rwanda,” by researchers at the Guttmacher Institute, the University of Rwanda’s School of Public Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health.