• woman's life
  • Arizona, meanwhile, moved to restrict the insurance coverage for abortion offered to state employees to cases where the woman's life is endangered or her health threatened, bringing to 12 the number of states limiting coverage for public employees. (guttmacher.org)
  • sepsis
  • and between two million and seven million women each year survive unsafe abortion but sustain long-term damage or disease (incomplete abortion, infection (sepsis), haemorrhage, and injury to the internal organs, such as puncturing or tearing of the uterus). (wikipedia.org)
  • state's
  • the doctor who currently performs abortions at the state's sole facility, in Sioux Falls, travels in from elsewhere to do so. (slate.com)
  • Thus, Colombia's abortion legislation was constitutional under the State's obligation to protect the life of "all persons", which, at the time, the Court claimed "obviously" protected life during its formation and development given that these stages were condition for the viability of birth, the origin of the legal existence of a person. (wikipedia.org)
  • pill
  • In October 2015, a bill was approved that would limit access to emergency contraceptives (like Plan B, commonly known as the morning after pill) and information on abortion to rape victims only. (bustle.com)
  • One way to help women who are already pregnant with the Zika virus is to make a donation to Women on Web , an organization that is dedicated to making the abortion pill accessible to those who need it most and who are living in places where it is illegal. (bustle.com)
  • viability
  • Although the law conflicts with several Supreme Court rulings that abortion must be permitted until viability (which generally occurs between 24 and 26 weeks' gestation), the measure has not been challenged and is in effect. (guttmacher.org)
  • imprisonment
  • If the woman consented, both she and the person who performed the abortion faced a sentence of one to four years, and if she attempted a self-induced abortion, the term of imprisonment was four to eight years. (wikipedia.org)
  • In all other cases, a third party who attempted to abort a fetus without the woman's consent faced three to six years' imprisonment (five to ten years if the abortion was successful) or one to three years imprisonment if the woman consented (four to eight years if the abortion was successful). (wikipedia.org)
  • The 1936 Penal Code differentiated between consented abortion (one to four years imprisonment for the woman and practitioner) and abortion not consented to (one to six years for the practitioner), maintaining provisions for a reduced sentence (reduced by a half to two thirds) or full pardon for an abortion to save one's honour or that of the mother, sister, woman, her descendants, or adopted girl. (wikipedia.org)
  • Article 122 of the Penal Code punished women who self-induced or consented to someone else inducing her abortion to imprisonment for a period of one to three years, increased to a term of 16 to 54 months by law 890 of 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • Article 123 punished those who practised an abortion without the woman's consent or on a girl under fourteen years of age to a period of imprisonment of 4 to 10 years, increased to 64 to 180 months by the 2004 law. (wikipedia.org)
  • gestation
  • Even though nearly 99 percent of abortions happen before 20 weeks gestation, there are many reasons a woman might need or want one after 20 weeks. (popsugar.com)
  • In a groundbreaking move, Nebraska used largely scientifically suspect claims about the ability of a fetus to feel pain to justify legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks' gestation, except in cases of life endangerment or when necessary to "avert substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. (guttmacher.org)
  • restrictive
  • Alabama already has some of the most restrictive abortion rights in the country, which have been used to hound one of the last remaining clinics (the site of Eric Rudolph's bombing in 1998) out of business, leaving the city of Birmingham with one clinic. (slate.com)
  • women
  • There are two options for performing the early medical abortion for women who are generally no more than 10 weeks pregnant. (womenscenter.com)
  • And if polls aren't enough to convince you, consider that one in four women in the U.S. have an abortion, and that women are currently the most potent political force in this country. (popsugar.com)
  • Our "agendas on poverty, immigration, income equality and racial justice" include women's ability to control their own bodies - especially for poor women, immigrant women and women of color who are most hurt by the barriers politicians put between them and their right to safe and legal abortion. (popsugar.com)
  • The British Medical Bulletin reported in 2003 that 70,000 women a year die from unsafe abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Health Organization and the Guttmacher Institute in New York, stresses the need for access to a safe abortion for all women and that unsafe methods must be replaced. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unfortunately, just months after that landmark ruling, the election of Donald J. Trump raised the specter that the Supreme Court-if dramatically reshaped by the new administration-could place abortion rights for women across the country very much in jeopardy. (guttmacher.org)
  • These restrictions greatly shape the landscape facing women seeking to access abortion care. (guttmacher.org)
  • In 2016, 57% of American women of reproductive age lived in a state considered either hostile or extremely hostile to abortion rights. (guttmacher.org)
  • Only 30% of women lived in a state supportive of abortion rights (a state with no more than one type of restriction), and 13% lived in a middle-ground state (a state with two or three restrictions). (guttmacher.org)
  • In August, the District of Columbia resumed funding abortion services for low-income women. (guttmacher.org)
  • The decision explicitly made an exception for abortion, but anti-choicers hope that by routinely prosecuting pregnant women for "child abuse" or possibly even holding women criminally responsible for miscarriages, the groundwork can be laid for a legal decision banning abortion completely. (slate.com)
  • It's difficult to predict what will happen to the women served by these threatened clinics if they disappear. (slate.com)
  • And despite anti-choice reassurances that it will all work out in the end, the research shows that women who want abortions and can't get them often find that their worst fears come true . (slate.com)
  • The law also provided for reduced sentences, of 3-6 months (5-10 months if the abortion was successful), in the case of "honest women of good reputation" who received an abortion to "conceal their frailty" (aborto honoris causa). (wikipedia.org)
  • Women who can afford expensive but safe abortions at private practices and hospitals are the only ones who remain unaffected. (wikipedia.org)
  • The women that do not seek out medical attention have issues with infertility, pelvic problems including pelvic inflammatory disease and chronic pelvic pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nicaragua
  • Abortion in Nicaragua is completely illegal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pro-choice groups in Nicaragua have criticized the change to the country's abortion law, and one, the Women's Autonomous Movement, were prepared to file an injunction to prevent it from being enacted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rosa's case drew international attention and prompted intense debate about abortion law within Nicaragua. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to 2006, abortion in Colombia was illegal without exceptions, a legal situation similar to that of some other Latin American countries including Nicaragua and El Salvador. (wikipedia.org)
  • women's
  • There is a wide variety of information and resources having to do with women's reproductive health, including abortion. (earlyoptionpill.com)
  • It also states "access to safe abortion improves women's health, and vice versa, as documented in Romania during the regime of President Nicolae Ceaușescu" and "legalisation of abortion on request is a necessary but insufficient step toward improving women's health" citing that in some countries, such as India where abortion has been legal for decades, access to competent care remains restricted because of other barriers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinic
  • Police escort a pro-life demonstrator after arguments escalated with pro-choice demonstrators as Operation Save America announced its mission to close Mississippi's only abortion clinic. (slate.com)
  • Anti-choice efforts have been successful in reducing access to safe, legal abortion, but for the past 40 years, pro-choice forces have maintained at least one clinic in every state in the country. (slate.com)
  • Voters in South Dakota have rejected bans on abortion twice in recent years, but conservative legislators will not be swayed by the public will as they try to chase off the last remaining clinic in the state. (slate.com)
  • illegal
  • That's right - abortion is also illegal in Brazil unless an individual is a victim of rape. (bustle.com)
  • The Assembly rejected a proposal which would have increased the penalty for performing an illegal abortion from 10 to 30 years in prison. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consequently, many of their statutes replicate those in the UK, including the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861 which states abortion is illegal. (wikipedia.org)
  • 5) In the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, the Offences Against the Person Act of April 3, 1925 stated that abortions are illegal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Aiding in the process of finding someone to perform an abortion or other preliminary steps is also illegal, and subject to a two-year prison sentence. (wikipedia.org)
  • termination
  • One case of a termination which was permitted under the former exception to Nicaragua's ban upon abortion was that of a nine-year-old girl, known to the media only as "Rosa," who was impregnated as the result of child sexual abuse in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • Supreme Court
  • The 338 state abortion restrictions adopted since 2010-the year antiabortion forces took control of many state legislatures and governors' mansions-account for 30% of the 1,142 abortion restrictions enacted by states since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade . (guttmacher.org)
  • To make things worse, the Alabama Supreme Court recently declared fetuses to be "children" under state law, giving those who believe embryonic personhood is the key to ending legal abortion a foothold. (slate.com)
  • legislation
  • The most high-profile abortion-related debate this year came as the result of the passage of the federal health care reform legislation in March, the peak of the state legislative year. (guttmacher.org)
  • sentence
  • The constitutionality of Article 343 of the 1980 Penal Code was challenged to the Constitutional Court in 1994, which ruled in favour of the article criminalizing abortion in sentence C-133 of March 17, 1994. (wikipedia.org)
  • pregnant
  • A person who performed, or attempted to perform, an abortion, and, as a result, caused injury to the pregnant woman would be jailed for four to 10 years, or six to 10 years if it caused her death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Discovering she is pregnant by Biff, Kelly tells Chris Tate (Peter Amory) that he is the father, hoping he would pay for an abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • reproductive
  • You might also think about how reproductive rights, including the right to abortion, cannot be separated from the other priorities of the progressive movement . (popsugar.com)
  • Although state-level assaults on abortion access continued, 16 states took important steps in 2016 to expand access to other sexual and reproductive health services, adopting a total of 28 proactive measures. (guttmacher.org)
  • Even as state legislators were largely preoccupied by ongoing budget crises in 2010, issues related to reproductive health and rights nonetheless garnered significant legislative attention. (guttmacher.org)
  • exception
  • reinstatement of public funding for abortion in DC (permitted by federal law for the first time in almost three decades) is a notable exception. (guttmacher.org)
  • access to safe
  • and to assist in the development of programmes and policies that reduce unsafe abortion and improve access to safe abortion and highquality postabortion care A 2007 study published in The Lancet found that, although the global rate of abortion declined from 45.6 million in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003, unsafe procedures still accounted for 48% of all abortions performed in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • These regions are often poorer and underdeveloped and lack the access to safe abortion methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • state
  • She had to travel out of the state to get an abortion. (popsugar.com)
  • The DC policy change brings to 18 the number of jurisdictions that fund abortion services (see State Funding of Abortion Under Medicaid ). (guttmacher.org)
  • the state, however, remains under a court order to fund all or most medically necessary abortions, although it does not appear that eligible procedures are actually being funded. (guttmacher.org)
  • Leaders of secretive group interview 2008 candidates The Arlington Group - Members Arlington Group website "The Arlington Group", Paul Weyrich "The Money Behind the 2004 Marriage Amendments", Institute on Money in State Politics Backers of Gay Marriage Ban Use Social Security as Cudgel, The New York Times Religious Leaders Threaten Bush, The Washington Blade Did Christian conservatives receive assurances that Miers would oppose Roe v. Wade? (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, it opined that "the life of the unborn embodies a fundamental value, for the hope of its existence as a person, and its apparent helplessness requires special attention from the State. (wikipedia.org)
  • poverty
  • To those fellow Catholics and pro-life advocates who were surprised at his position, he argued that Obama's desire to "alleviate social conditions that correlate with abortion", such as poverty, was convincing. (wikipedia.org)
  • intense
  • And the attention is all the more intense given Republicans held on to House seats in Montana and Kansas earlier this spring and are expected to hold a South Carolina seat on Tuesday. (yahoo.com)
  • Democratic
  • Then, in case you missed the recent Democratic victories of pro-abortion rights candidates in Virginia and Alabama, read about how Democratic and independent voters want representatives who support abortion rights . (popsugar.com)
  • Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, goaded party centrists last May when he declared abortion a Democratic litmus test: Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman s right to make her own choices about her body and her. (freerepublic.com)
  • Chandler had been vocal in earlier months that he considered voting for the Democratic Party tantamount to supporting homosexuality and abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • possibility
  • The report states, "While no doctors have been prosecuted for the crime of abortion, as far as we know, the mere possibility of facing criminal charges for providing lifesaving health services has had a deadly effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • The majority opinion of the court contended the 1991 Constitution, which recognizes life as a fundamental right (in article 11) and cites it as one of the founding principles in the constitutional preamble and article 2, recognized the "primacy and inviolability of life", excluding any possibility for abortion and allowing the legislator to penalize such acts. (wikipedia.org)
  • nearly
  • Support for Roe v Wade is the highest ever , with nearly 70 percent of Americans wanting to protect the right to abortion. (popsugar.com)
  • The WHO reports that in developed regions, nearly all abortions (92%) are safe, whereas in developing countries, more than half (55%) are unsafe. (wikipedia.org)
  • perform
  • In December 2010, Olmsted announced that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was severing its affiliation with the hospital, after months of discussion had failed to obtain from the hospital management a promise not to perform abortions in the future. (wikipedia.org)
  • For this very reason, many doctors are hesitant to perform abortions, and costs are very high. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Over the course of the year, 15 states enacted 39 laws related to abortion. (guttmacher.org)
  • Dr. Bourne was tried under the Offences Against the Person Act for administering an abortion to a 15 year old that had been raped by a group of soldiers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wade
  • Today marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade , and thus 40 years of an angry, hyper-religious, sex-phobic movement that has sought every avenue it can to turn back the clock, and return abortion to the black market. (slate.com)
  • routinely
  • Such language is routinely used by the international pro-abortion and population control lobby to refer to the legalization of abortion on demand and access for children, without parental knowledge or consent, to abortion and birth control drugs and devices in countries throughout the world. (lifesitenews.com)
  • hospitals
  • To no one's great surprise, the clinic's doctors were unable to get these privileges, due in no small part to the area hospitals' reluctance to draw negative attention from anti-choice militants . (slate.com)
  • voters
  • Maybe start with this in-depth survey , in which 60 percent of voters say that abortion after 20 weeks should be legal, and in which 62 percent of Republican voters say this is not an issue on which their elected public servants should be spending their time. (popsugar.com)
  • In 2011, Mississippi voters rejected a ballot initiative aimed at banning abortion by giving fertilized eggs "personhood"-as in, the same rights as a living person. (slate.com)
  • weeks
  • If you and the rest of the anti-abortion minority are so concerned with abortion after 20 weeks, I have some suggestions as to how you can make much better use of your time . (popsugar.com)
  • although
  • Although the law states that abortion is allowed to save a woman's mental health, the law does not give a clear definition of what mental health issues are covered under this law. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although abortion is not permitted, other methods of contraceptives such as oral contraceptives, condoms, and tubal ligation are widely used and accepted. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • The law prior to November 2006 held that anyone who performed an abortion upon a woman without her permission would be subject to a prison term of three to six years. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetus
  • In another attempt to ban abortion, antichoice activists in Colorado put an initiative on the ballot that would have defined a fetus, for purposes of Colorado law, as a "human being from the moment of conception. (guttmacher.org)
  • provide
  • Catholic health care institutions are not to provide abortion services, even based upon the principle of material cooperation. (wikipedia.org)
  • laws
  • Roll back the unconstitutional and medically unnecessary TRAP laws that make it so hard to be an abortion provider, especially in rural areas. (popsugar.com)
  • As always, abortion received the lion's share of the legislative attention, accounting for 39 of the 89 new laws. (guttmacher.org)
  • the laws enacted in Louisiana and Tennessee prohibit coverage of abortion altogether (see Restricting Insurance Coverage of Abortion ). (guttmacher.org)
  • The UK case of Rex v. Bourne of 1938 is highly influential, even to this day, in Trinidad and Tobago abortion laws. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • 2) Second Option: Same Day (One Day): A combination of medications or a single medication can be taken which will result in completion of the abortion process within 24 hours or less in 99% of patients. (womenscenter.com)
  • result
  • This provoked a firestorm of unwelcome media attention, but failed to produce the group's desired result (despite the President's continuing support for both their specific and broader aims). (wikipedia.org)
  • health care
  • My values are being threatened," Becker said, mentioning health care access, abortion rights and voting rights, "and now we have something we can do. (yahoo.com)
  • McBride's supporters have argued that the abortion was licit under the terms of Directive 47 of the "Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services", issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (wikipedia.org)