Abortion

Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus. An abortion that occurs without intervention is known as a miscarriage or "spontaneous abortion" and occurs in approximately 30% to 40% of pregnancies. When deliberate steps are taken to end a pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion, or less frequently "induced miscarriage". The unmodified word abortion generally refers to an induced abortion.When properly done, abortion is one of the safest procedures in medicine,:1 :1 but unsafe abortion is a major cause of maternal death, especially in the developing world. Making safe abortion legal …

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Amnesty International's recommendations to states under review in UPR38 (May 2021)

Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

This compilation of recommendations are made to seven of the states under review in the 38th session of the UN Universal Periodic Review (Belgium, Denmark, Mozambique, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Singapore …

contraception, HIV and STI prophylaxis, and safe and legal abortion services. ▪ Fully implement, including by Open letter from CSOs on the passage of “Safe Abortion Act” bill in Sierra Leone, 4 February 2016 (Index:


Many in U.S., Western Europe Say Their Political System Needs Major Reform

Pew Research Center · 31 March 2021 English

In the U.S., concerns about political corruption are especially widespread. Two-in-three Americans agree that the phrase “most politicians are corrupt” describes their country well.

Ireland to decide such contentious issues as abortion and gay marriage. Citizen assemblies have


Most Democrats and Republicans Know Biden Is Catholic, but They Differ Sharply …

Pew Research Center · 30 March 2021 English

Joe Biden is just the second Catholic president in U.S. history, after John F. Kennedy. Most U.S. adults know that Biden is Catholic, including majorities within both major political parties, …

allowed to receive Communion No answer a. Abortion Mar 1-7, 2021 67 29 3 b. The death specifically about Joe Biden and his views about abortion, do you think he should be allowed to receive


U.S. Catholics divided by party on whether Biden should be denied Communion …

Pew Research Center · 30 March 2021 English

67% of U.S. Catholics say Joe Biden should be allowed to receive Communion during Mass, while 29% say he should not be allowed to do this.

Communion over his abortion stance By Dalia Fahmy President Joe Biden’s support of abortion rights has Republican Party, a slim majority (55%) say Biden’s abortion stance should disqualify him from receiving Communion The church also teaches that “every procured abortion” is a “moral evil.” Biden has said he supports decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion. This tension, while not new, has intensified church’s teachings about four particular issues – abortion, homosexuality, the death penalty and immigration


Most Democrats and Republicans Know Biden Is Catholic, but They Differ Sharply …

Pew Research Center · 30 March 2021 English

Joe Biden is just the second Catholic president in U.S. history, after John F. Kennedy. Most U.S. adults know that Biden is Catholic, including majorities within both major political parties, …

along party lines over whether Biden’s views about abortion should disqualify him from receiving Communion Republicans (55%) think that Biden’s views about abortion should disqualify him from receiving Communion decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion nationwide, the “law of the land,” among other com/culture/politics/a34205908/joe-biden-stance-on-abortion/ https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/j Most Catholic Republicans think Biden’s abortion views should disqualify him from Communion;


Demographic outlook for the European Union 2021

EPRS · 25 March 2021 English

The demographic situation in the EU-27 has an important influence on a number of areas, ranging from the labour market, to healthcare and pension systems, and education. Recent developments reinforce …

Research Service 12 that there were fewer abortion procedures as well. As a general tendency, because


Nigeria: Boko Haram brutality against women and girls needs urgent response – …

Amnesty International · 24 March 2021 English

Recent attacks in Borno State have been marked by war crimes, including rape and other sexual violence, as well as murder and mass pillage.

health complications some months later. Access to abortion is illegal in Nigeria, except when life is at survivors of rape do not have access to safe and legal abortion. Killings and looting During raids, Boko Haram


Dominican Republic: Critical chance to decriminalize abortion

Amnesty International · 23 March 2021 English

to discuss a reform of the country’s criminal code, including the possibility of decriminalizing abortion in three circumstances. Hundreds of human rights activists are currently camped outside the National Congresspeople take advantage of this historic opportunity and vote in favour of decriminalizing abortion in these circumstances. We demand the Congress approves these reforms to meet their human rights

URGENT ACTION CRITICAL CHANCE TO DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION From 24 March members of the Chamber of Deputies including the possibility of decriminalizing abortion in three circumstances. Hundreds of human rights opportunity and vote in favour of decriminalizing abortion in these circumstances. We demand the Congress Dear Alfredo Pacheco, The decriminalization of abortion in the Dominican Republic cannot be postponed Dominican Republic’s current legislation that outlaws abortion under all circumstances causes a serious and urgent


Dominican Republic: Critical chance to decriminalize abortion

Amnesty International · 23 March 2021 French

to discuss a reform of the country’s criminal code, including the possibility of decriminalizing abortion in three circumstances. Hundreds of human rights activists are currently camped outside the National Congresspeople take advantage of this historic opportunity and vote in favour of decriminalizing abortion in these circumstances. We demand the Congress approves these reforms to meet their human rights


Dominican Republic: Critical chance to decriminalize abortion

Amnesty International · 23 March 2021 Spanish

to discuss a reform of the country’s criminal code, including the possibility of decriminalizing abortion in three circumstances. Hundreds of human rights activists are currently camped outside the National Congresspeople take advantage of this historic opportunity and vote in favour of decriminalizing abortion in these circumstances. We demand the Congress approves these reforms to meet their human rights


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