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Why the Family Planning Summit Should Support Safe Abortions

Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt’s editorial in the Huffington Post summarizes the five guiding principles of the upcoming Global Summit. 1. Unprecedented political commitment and resources are needed to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries. 2. Women … Continue reading

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This Week in the News

Here’s how the world discussed abortions and family planning this week. First for the good news. Last Thursday, the WHO released its updated guidelines for safe abortions. A must read for all care providers, legislators, policy makers… and if you … Continue reading

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More Than A Womb: Lessons From China and Turkey

My twitter feed this morning alerted me to a UNFPA statement condemning the recently reported forced abortion in China. The Chinese government sacked three family planning officials and apologized to the family. But as reports show, this is only one … Continue reading

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What Went Wrong In Beed, India

Last week, India watched in shock as the media presented the story of Vijayamala Patekar, a 30-year-old woman who hemorrhaged to death on an operating table while getting an abortion for her fifth female child. The state took the living … Continue reading

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Why Choice Matters

This blog is inspired by a conversation I had with ASAP’s Coordinator, Dr. Suchitra Dalvie. We were discussing the ethics of abortion, when she said, “No one’s claiming abortions should be taken lightly. No woman is going to get abortions … Continue reading

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