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Abortion legalised in Argentina

Terminations up to the 14th week of pregnancy have now been legalised in Argentina. In an area which holds the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, this is a huge step forward for the sexual and reproductive rights of women. The new law replaces the 1921 ruling stating abortion is illegal, with exceptions given for cases…

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Norway needs your knitting needles!

Norway is by and large viewed as one of the most progressive countries in the world, but I’m ashamed to say we’ve been faltering lately. Our conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the second female PM in Norwegian history, has proposed to amend the current abortion law. This political gambit would make it more difficult for women…

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Historic abortion poll in Ireland

In less than a month’s time, voters in the Republic of Ireland will vote in a historic referendum on the future of the country’s stance on reproductive rights. On 25 May, Irish citizens will decide whether or not to repeal part of their constitution, the Eighth Amendment, which outlaws abortion, even in cases of rape…

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Women’s rights on global agenda

International Women’s Day has this year been propelled into public discourse, a result of the myriad of events and movements instrumental in publicising the degree of sexism that women face. From the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, prompted by the uncovering of mass sexual harassment in Hollywood, to debates and referendums surrounding abortion in Ireland…

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Stop the War on Women’s Bodies

Tony Allen, Beverly Devakishen, Angel Loera, Gavin O’Donnell, Mireia Molina, Griffin Shiel and Sacha Silverstone explore reproductive rights around the world Poland Last year,  in response to widespread protests and strikes, a large parliamentary majority rejected plans to outlaw all abortions unless the woman’s life was in danger. The BBC estimated that in October, 100,000…

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Trump is only one of many challenges to women’s rights in the United States

Donald Trump’s remarks on abortion were ignorant and misinformed, and those claiming they reveal the dark and dangerous ill-logic at the heart of anti choice rhetoric in the United States aren’t wrong, but they aren’t looking closely enough. Cruel, thoughtless and misguided yes, but the suggestion of punishing women who obtain an illegal abortion demonstrates…

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