Since the inauguration of President Obama, anti-choice extremists have become increasingly harassing and abusive towards clinics. Yesterday, RH Reality Check examined the potential of increased clinic violence in its blog. Included is commentary from many NAF members, including Claire Keyes, former Director of NAF member Allegheny Reproductive Health Center, Elizabeth Barnes, Executive Director of NAF [...]
A report authored by the American Psychological Association has concluded that women who have abortions have no greater risk of mental-health problems than if they carry the pregnancy to term. While some women may experience feelings of grief and loss after choosing to have an abortion, there is no evidence that an abortion causes significant [...]
This past Friday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1770 to extend the state’s Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act by five years. Originally passed in 2006, the Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act requires the state to collect and analyze information on anti-reproductive rights crimes.There have been several cited cases of violence against clinicians and patients [...]
A new report shows the abortion rate declined more in developed countries, where abortion is generally safe and legal, than in developing countries, where the procedure is largely illegal and unsafe, according to “Induced Abortion: Rates and Trends Worldwide,” a new report released by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in [...]
This month’s issue of the UK publication id21 health focus addresses the health dangers and economic impact of unsafe abortion. The issue highlights the findings of a technical meeting held at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) in April.Unsafe abortion is a major global public health problem particularly affecting low-income women. The World Health Organization [...]
This week leaders from ten African nations called for legislation to end unsafe abortion during a conference in Kenya, which addressed the application of international and regional human rights agreements to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Africa.According to Kenyan Vice-President Moody Awori, 100 women die daily from unsafe abortion in Africa, and of the [...]
NAF was mentioned in a story about the increasingly extreme tactics of anti-choice advocates in the United Kingdom. Read the London Daily Telegraph article.The New York Times has a story about pro-choice members of the clergy. The Inter Press Service has a story on how outdated abortion laws force African women to resort to unsafe, [...]
The Idaho legislature is considering a bill that would require teens to have parental consent before obtaining an abortion. Read the local story.Today is day three of a four day conference in Ethiopia about unsafe abortion in Africa. Read the news on allafrica.com. The Mississippi legislature is considering an abortion ban bill. Read about it.