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Latest items for ABO-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Pregnancy out of marriage/wedlock: . . . When deaf women become pregnant, they have been known to be forced to get an abortion. Source: Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)" (page 31).
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The couples who visit Dr Saggar’s clinics are ‘very often Muslims, but not exclusively’. Some opt for no medical intervention, saying it is the will of God whether or not they have a damaged baby. 41 Others choose IVF, where the husband and wife create an embryo which can be pre-screened before it is selected for implantation in the mother’s womb, to ensure it has no genetic defect. Some couples already expecting a baby with an inherited problem are offered a termination. But it is their choice" (40, 41). Dr. Saggar's clinic offers testing services to consanguinous couples to determine their risk of having a disabled baby (SLE - CODER...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"However, it is concerned that the different levels of authority and competences within the State party’s federal structure result in a differentiated application of the law depending on whether or not appropriate harmonization of the relevant legislation has been conducted at the state level, such as with respect to the principle of non-discrimination and equality between men and women. The Committee notes with concern that this situation results in discriminatory provisions against women or to different definitions and sanctions related to, inter alia, rape, abortion, forced disappearances, trafficking, injuries and homicide for reasons of so-called honour, as well as on adultery across the 32 states of the State party" (3)....more
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Without school, options are limited and the cycle of poverty continues. Maternal malnutrition, complications surrounding birth and abortion are all present" (para 11).
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Mrs Chata allowed the pregnancy to go ahead, fearing her granddaughter could die from blood loss if she had an abortion" (para 37).
Oct. 25, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Juana Fernandez* was a university student and in the first few months of a new relationship when she discovered she was pregnant. She was not ready to become a mother in her early 20s, so Fernandez, from Montevideo, decided to have an abortion. At that time, abortion was illegal in Uruguay so she was forced to undergo a clandestine termination. It was a stressful time" (para 1-2). "'The [decriminalisation of abortion] was a historic moment – it helped break the stigma,' says Fernandez, now 35. 'It’s easier to talk with friends upfront about abortion, and the general public can see that this is a public health concern.' It has also...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"In practice, authorities may allow abortions in the first four months of pregnancy in situations of rape or incest, or if the mother has a disability or her life is at risk. However, Sufan, the shelter director in Nablus, said, 'it is difficult, the mufti [religious jurist], hospital, and court all have to agree to allow the abortion'" (para 29).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1

"In June, the Guardian reported that the Jiangxi province ordered that women seeking an abortion after 14 weeks must get 'signed approval from three medical professionals' before they can access the procedure" (para 4).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"An increasing number of young Venezuelan women are going to extreme lengths not to give birth to another child" (para 3). "For women who don’t have the kind of support Darling had and can’t afford sterilization, a last, and far more dangerous, option exists: home-induced abortion" (para 21). "Anna, a 27-year-old single mother of two who was a month-and-a-half pregnant, had decided to go through with it. 'Imagine if I have another baby now in these conditions. There aren’t even diapers or anything. I don’t work. What can I do?' she said. 'If the situation was different, I would have my baby.' Anna went to her neighbor, Janine, who had...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Since 1998, more than 150 women in El Salvador have been prosecuted for illegal abortions" (para. 3 ).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

On August, 2018 "a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was defeated in the Argentine Senate" (para. 1). Pope "Francis apparently reached out to Argentine Powered By legislators personally to push them to oppose the measure. Pedro Guastavino, a proabortion rights senator, told the BBC that the pressure from the Catholic Church was so relentless that he had to 'dodge crucifixes'” (para.6).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The debate has divided Argentine society, which is still heavily influenced by the Catholic Church" (para 6)."President Mauricio Macri is stronglhy opposed to the bill [to legalize abortion] but has said that he would not veto it if it was passed by both houses" (para 7). "When the result was announced, many anti-abortion protesters in the street hugged each other and wept - while abortion rights activists wildly cheered" (para 16). The article, through paragraphs 17 to 23 cites quotes said during the debate by the legislators and members of the Church, thus showing how divided society is regarding abortion as well as the strong religious convictions influencing many of...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"In reference to the Committee’s concluding observation 40 expressing concern that less than half (41.4 per cent) of married women aged 15-49 use modern contraceptive methods and concern about the incidence of clandestine abortions which often result in serious health complications for women, and in reference to the recommendation in paragraph 41 of the concluding observations to continue efforts to increase access to contraceptive services and raise awareness of the importance of using contraception and the risks of unsafe abortion, the Sultanate responds as follows: regarding spacing between births, the Ministry of Health provides primary and secondary consultation services in the primary health-care centres for all women wishing to space...more
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The people at the clinic asked for the person I was living with, and invited him. That was when they told him I was pregnant, and he accepted the pregnancy. But immediately [when] we came out of the clinic he took me to a man to abort the pregnancy. I refused and he said if I would not abort we should separate. Then I moved to the camp. I gave birth almost a year ago but the man has refused to take responsibility" (para 30).
Sept. 15, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Last week, a 14-year-old girl in Paraguay died during childbirth. She became pregnant after she was raped by a 37-year-old man... 'Her body was not ready for a pregnancy,' said the hospital director" (para 1). "Every day in Paraguay four girls suffer sexual violence, and two girls under age 15 give birth, according to data from the Ministry of Health... These are the brutal and inevitable consequences of Paraguay’s abortion law" (para 7).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“Women and girls without means to travel outside the State party to obtain an abortion, such as poor women, asylum seekers and migrant women and girls, may be compelled to carry their pregnancies to full term or to undertake unsafe abortion, which may lead to severe mental pain and suffering” (12)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“Health-care providers and pregnancy counsellors cannot freely provide information on abortion for fear of being prosecuted for violating the Regulation of Information Act of 1995” (12)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“Between 2004 and 2015, the share of public officials— including the Governor (or mayor for the District of Columbia) and state legislators (or city council members for the District of Columbia)—who were pro-choice increased in 14 states and decreased in 22 states. The share of pro-choice officials stayed the same in the other 14 states and the District of Columbia” (xx)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“Between 2004 and 2015, the share of public officials— including the Governor . . . and state legislators (or city council members for the District of Columbia)—who were pro-choice increased in 14 states and decreased in 22 states. The share of pro-choice officials stayed the same in the other 14 states and the District of Columbia” (169)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“As of December 2014, the governor and majority of state legislators in 21 states were anti-choice . . . including California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Vermont—the governor (or in the case of the District of Columbia, the mayor) and the majority of legislators (city council for the District of Columbia) were pro-choice” (170)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“Between 2004 and 2015, the percentage of women living in counties with at least one abortion provider declined in 22 states, increased in 24 states, and stayed the same in four states and the District of Columbia” (168)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes with concern the widespread use of conscientious objection among medical practitioners, thereby limiting access to safe abortion services, which are guaranteed by law" (page 11-12).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"In October 2012 the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy Act (IVE, No. 18987) was adopted; it decriminalizes the termination of pregnancy under certain circumstances and on certain conditions. The Executive Branch adopted the Act by decree in November 2012. After its approval, however, initiatives were set in motion opposing the decriminalization of abortion, which culminated in a repeal referendum, at which fewer than 9 per cent of eligible voters voted yes, clearly indicating that the citizenry were unwilling to accept its repeal . . . Conscientious objection is provided for in the regulatory decree of the IVE Act, and 30 per cent of the gynaecologists employed by SNIS declared such an...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] is particularly alarmed by the practice of raping girls, known as “beading”, which is prevalent among the Samburu people and justified as a cultural practice, and its consequences, including unsafe, forced abortions" (5)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] notes with concern the high maternal mortality rate, in part owing to unsafe abortions, and that the State party’s restrictive and unclear legal framework on abortion leads women to seek unsafe and illegal abortions" (11)
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"With regard to medical practice, the judges ruled that doctors should not be required to seek judicial authorization before carrying out this type of procedure. They establish that, in order for a termination to proceed, the woman must complete an affidavit attesting to the fact that she was raped so that the medical professionals attending her are able to perform the procedure without bearing criminal liability. The Supreme Court also urges the authorities to introduce hospital guidelines for non-punishable abortion and calls on judges to “refrain from making access to terminations subject to court approval and to leave such procedures exclusively down to the decision of the patient and her...more
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"It notes its concern regarding…the excessive use of abortion as a method of family planning" (12).
April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned: about campaigns, including recent poster campaign, supported by the State Party that stigmatize abortion and seek to negatively influence the public view on abortion and contraception; the limited access to emergency contraceptives; the subjection of women who want surgical abortion to mandatory bias counseling and three-day medically unnecessary waiting period; and at the increasing resort to conscientious objection by health professionals in the absence of adequate regulatory framework. The Committee is also concerned at the limited access to modern, efficient methods of contraception" (8).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the limited access to adequate health-care services, including sexual and reproductive health services, the persistence of teenage pregnancy and the high and almost unchanged infant and maternal mortality rates, especially among young women and girls, which are mostly due to pregnancy or childbirth -related complications as well as to unsafe abortions. The Committee is concerned that medical fees and costs for treatment or medication continue to limit access to health care for most women. The Committee notes the intention of the State party to lower the level of sanctions for abortion and to consider introducing further grounds under which abortion could be made legal....more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The very limited implementation of Constitutional Court ruling C-355 (2006), which guarantees access to legal abortion under the grounds of life or health risks for the mother, rape and serious malformations of the foetus; the public campaigning against its implementation by high authorities of the State party; and the prevalence of invasive and expensive abortion procedures; The high number of unsafe abortions and the refusal by health professionals to provide post-abortion services to women; The high prevalence of teenage pregnancy; The high rate of childbearing women who use sterilization as a family planning method" (Pg 10).