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Volume 14
No. 1
February, 2020

SheDecides Recognizes MPs Promoting Abortion

SheDecides has announced what it describes as "nine new Champions"- some representing countries and organizations - who it believes "propel us toward a #NewNormal where every girl and every woman can live in a world where SheDecides. Without question." These individuals are expected to: "Stand Up, Speak Out, Change the Rules and Unlock Resources"- to enable access to abortion. (PNCI notes that SheDecides may want its 'champions' to speak out in support of abortion but it rarely mentions the word "abortion" instead relying on use of the term "right of women to decide".)
 
Two of its "champions" are parliamentarians. Goedele Liekens is a Member of Parliament in Belgium who is described as "a clinical psychologist and sexologist, author and a well-know television personality in both Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom". She serves on the Commission of Foreign Affairs, the Advisory Committee on Societal Emancipation, and is a member of the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Executive Committee and is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group - Parliamentarians for the Agenda 2030-which focuses on health and gender issues in the 2030 Agenda.
 
The other is Ruth Labode, a Member of Parliament of Zimbabwe, Committee Chairwoman on Health and Child Care, who has called for the relaxation of Zimbabwe's Termination of Pregnancy Act "to ensure women get access to abortion services legally and conveniently". The Act currently allows for abortion in limited exceptions. 

 
 
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In This Double Issue

 
US: Pro-Life Strong 47 Years after Legalization of Abortion on Demand
March for Life
President Trump and the Trump Administration
US Congress
States: A Battleground for Abortion Laws
US Supreme Court
 
Defending Life
Ireland: Pro-Life Lawmakers Re-elected
 
Focus on the United Nations
UN Women: Advancing Abortion in the Name of Equality 
 
International Pressure for Abortion
Ipas: Promoting Access to Abortion in Kenya and Nigeria
Doctors Without Borders Provides Online Abortion Instructions 
FIGO Advancing Abortion in Ten African Countries, Panama and Peru
European Funding for Abortion, Fears Over US Pro-Life Administration
SheDecides Recognizes MPs Promoting Abortion
 
Legislative News
Mexico: Abortion bill defeated in State of Hidalgo
EU: Workshop for European Parliament Staff Focuses on Strategies to Promote Reproductive Rights
EU: Nordic MEPs Send Trump Letter Protesting Mexico City Policy
India: Proposed Bill Will Expand Access to Abortion
Isle of Man: Parliament Kills Assisted Suicide Measure
 
Judicial News
Colombia: Challenge to Legal Abortion    

 


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