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Latest items for ABO-LAW-1

June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"[The Committee] notes with concern:... The minimal period (six weeks) and grounds (only in cases of rape or threats to the life of the pregnant woman or the fetus) for legal abortion under article 75 of Law No. 36/2009 on health, and the legal requirements to obtain consent from the husband, or, in the case of rape, a doctor’s letter and an official statement from an expert concerning the alleged rape, which lead women to undergo unsafe abortions" (13). "The Committee recommends that the State party:... Extend the time limit on undergoing abortion, legalize abortion in cases of incest and severe fetal impairment in addition to rape and threats to...more
June 29, 2022, 10:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The nightmare that followed is common in El Salvador, a heavily Catholic country where abortion is banned under all circumstances and even women who suffer miscarriages and stillbirths are sometimes accused of killing their babies and sentenced to years or even decades in prison" (para 2). "Women used to be able to seek abortions in cases of risk to their life, severe fetal malformations incompatible with life, or rape in El Salvador, a country of 6.5 million people nestled between Guatemala and Honduras along Central America’s Pacific Coast. But that ended in the late 1990s with a law championed by anti-abortion activists, conservative lawmakers and the Catholic Church, followed by...more
June 29, 2022, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"El Salvador has banned abortion under all circumstances, including cases of rape and when the woman's health is in danger" (para 8).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"According to the Act on Healthcare, women have the right to induced abortion before the end of the 12th week of pregnancy. A woman seeking induced abortion has the right to receive counselling before she decides on having an abortion to support the woman in her decision. If the woman decides to have an abortion, counselling is also offered, with the purpose of supporting the woman to overcome mental difficulties due to having the abortion. In 2017, new funding was allocated to strengthen the counselling of women seeking induced abortions" (25-26).
June 9, 2022, 5:16 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Doctor Miranda Ruiz went to work one Friday in September knowing she was likely to be arrested. The prosecutor of Tartagal, a city in Argentina’s province of Salta, had announced his intentions the day before: that Ruiz, 34, would be detained for administering an abortion – in a country that had legalised the procedure less than a year earlier. 'I couldn’t believe it, it was very surreal,” said Ruiz. 'It’s crazy to jail a doctor who performed a legal abortion when there is a national law that permits it'" (Para. 1-3). "Ruiz had been working in a drop-in clinic in Tartagal when a 21-year-old came in. A team of doctors...more
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"According to the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237, termination of pregnancies not more than ten weeks by the consent of women is legally allowed. In addition, in case a woman gets pregnant as a result of an offense, this period is determined as 20 weeks and the decision is left to the pregnant woman solely" (4). "Based on the Law No. 2827 and the Regulation No. 510 issued on the basis of this Law, optional uterine evacuation is legal for up to ten-week pregnancies. For the pregnancies exceeding ten weeks, the Regulation defines the conditions under which the uterus can be evacuated" (25).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) Restrictions on women’s access to abortion, such as pre-abortion counselling requirements to provide women with alternative options to abortion" (12).
April 26, 2022, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The scope of the law was broadened in 2010 to allow abortion on demand in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy"(para 7).
April 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2007 of the State party’s second report in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption or establishment of the ...Penal (Amendment) Code, in 2014 by Act No. 35/2014, which decriminalizes abortion and increases the sentences for sexual abuse of children" (1).
March 17, 2022, 12:36 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

In Chile – where abortion is allowed for rape and other limited cases – President-elect Gabriel Boric has vowed to make it freely available.
March 17, 2022, 12:34 a.m.
Countries: Colombia, Mexico
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

Mexico’s supreme court decriminalized abortion last year and Colombia’s constitutional court is weighing the same decision.
March 17, 2022, 12:32 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Uruguay
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

Abortion is freely available in Argentina and Uruguay under certain time limits and several other Latin American countries have legalized it in cases of rape.
March 17, 2022, 12:30 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Ecuadorian legislators have approved regulations to allow women and girls access to abortions in cases of rape, following a constitutional court ruling that decriminalized such abortions. Previously, Ecuador allowed abortions only when a woman’s life was endangered by pregnancy" (Para. 1-2). "Passed on a 75-41 vote, with 14 lawmakers abstaining, the new measure allows abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy for adult women in urban areas and up to 16 weeks for minors and adults in rural areas. The vote comes after the constitutional court gave the green light for abortion in cases of rape last April and ordered legislators to speedily regulate the procedure. Though the National Assembly...more
March 9, 2022, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Argentina’s Congress legalized the procedure in late 2020" (para 3).
March 9, 2022, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion in a similar decision in September" (para 3). "In September, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to make abortion a crime, helping to clear the way for the legalization of the procedure in the country of about 130 million people" (para 11).
March 9, 2022, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"the United States has been moving in the opposite direction, with abortion restrictions multiplying across the country, and the U.S. Supreme Court considering a case that could overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a constitutional right to abortion" (para 4).
March 9, 2022, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Having an abortion is no longer a crime under Colombian law, the country’s top court ruled...The ruling by Colombia’s Constitutional Court follows years of organizing by women across Latin America for greater protections and more rights, including access to abortion, and significant shifts in the region’s legal landscape...Colombia’s decision means that three of the four most populous countries in Latin America have now opened the door to more widespread access to abortion" (para 1, 3). "The court’s decision decriminalizes abortions in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, and means that any woman should be able to seek the procedure from a health professional without fear of criminal prosecution. It also...more
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-LAW-1

"Coerced abortion is not permitted under the law. The law allows the involuntary surgical sterilization of children with cognitive and psychosocial disabilities in certain cases" (25).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Abortion is never legal even in cases such as incest and rape. However, if the mother's life is at stake, then the abortion is allowed" (1).
Nov. 12, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In Bolivia, a 2014 constitutional ruling established that a pregnancy can be legally interrupted in cases of rape without the need to obtain a court order. (Women can legally have access to abortion in cases of rape among other exceptional circumstances since 1973. The 2014 ruling eliminated the need of a court order to perform the procedure)" (para 6).
Oct. 14, 2021, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The protesters were reacting to Thursday's ruling by Poland's constitutional court that an existing law allowing the abortion of damaged fetuses was 'incompatible' with the constitution. The country's Constitutional Tribunal ruled in favour of a ban on abortions in cases of fetal defects, tightening Poland's restrictive abortion laws even further. The decision means that abortions will only be permitted in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's health is at risk" (para 3-4). "Last week's abortion verdict - which is final and cannot be repealed - drew condemnation from several human rights groups in Europe and the Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, with Commissioner for...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that abortion for non-therapeutic reasons continues to be criminalized in the State party. It is also concerned about the large number of unsafe abortions carried out in the State party, which is one of the main causes of the high rate of maternal mortality" (15).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"But in this extremely Catholic country, even women who have been the victims of rape are forbidden to have an abortion. A bid to amend the law three years ago was vehemently rejected. Abortions, which have always been a taboo topic in Guatemala, continue to be considered a criminal offense; many women end up in prison for years for having had one" (para 14).
Sept. 14, 2021, 8:04 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"[T]hroughout Latin America, women find easy access to illegal abortion drugs via the Internet. In Brazil, for example, where abortion is illegal except in cases of rape, threat to maternal life, or anencephaly (where the fetus lacks a brain), abortion drugs play a vital role in the thriving black market. An estimated one in five Brazilian women under age forty has had an abortion" (para 11).
Sept. 14, 2021, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In 1998, El Salvador passed a law banning abortion under all circumstances. Until that point, abortion was illegal except in cases involving risks to maternal life, severe fetal anomaly, and rape or incest. Since then, El Salvador has worked to enforce its ban, mounting an intensive effort to identify and prosecute those who violate the law..." (para 1). "If the first thing that happened when El Salvador banned abortion was the proliferation of illegal, black-market abortions, the second thing that happened was that doctors were enlisted in the law enforcement effort. The overwhelming majority of abortion cases in El Salvador begin in the hospital, with a doctor’s hunch that his...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"A 2016 regulation released by the PRC’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, and the State Food and Drug Administration bans nonmedical fetal sex diagnosis and aborting a pregnancy based on gender selection. It stipulates that no unit or individual should carry out or promote such procedures" (70).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In the Philippines, while preference for sons is a traditionally accepted fact, sex-selective abortion remains an overlooked research theme due to the illegality of abortion in the country, along with the moral and religious underpinnings in a predominantly Catholic country" (para 7).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"According to the Termination of Pregnancy and Sterilization Act, a pregnancy can be terminated only at the woman s own written request and after explanation by a doctor about the biological and medical nature of the abortion and associated risks, including possible complications. Pre abortion and post abortion counselling is provided by gynaecologists" (44).
Aug. 5, 2021, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

Amidst an onslaught of harsh anti-abortion laws in US state legislatures, Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill that would give the biological father of a fetus a veto on an abortion procedure.
July 22, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Access to abortion is illegal in Nigeria, except when life is at risk, which means survivors of rape do not have access to safe and legal abortion" (Para 17).