Abortion

Reproductive Rights and Democracy in Poland

Reproductive Rights and Democracy in Poland

On 22 October 2020, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal held it was unconstitutional for a women to access abortion ...
Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly maintained that states could not unduly burden ...
Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Recent judgments from India and Nepal are steeped in an intersectional understanding of inequality as a necessary ...
The Right to Privacy and Access to Abortion in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The Right to Privacy and Access to Abortion in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The new right to privacy could address the cultural and economic realities that exist within India which affect ...
Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

In an important development, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament on 17 March 2020 passed the Medical ...
India’s new Abortion Bill Falls Short of Protecting Reproductive Autonomy

India’s new Abortion Bill Falls Short of Protecting Reproductive Autonomy

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill ...
New Zealand’s Abortion Law Reform

New Zealand’s Abortion Law Reform

During the 2017 New Zealand election campaign, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern pledged to decriminalise abortion if ...
The Rebirth of the Abortion Debate in Colombia

The Rebirth of the Abortion Debate in Colombia

Early this March, the Colombian Constitutional Court, in a divided opinion (6-3), rejected on grounds of ...
The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulation 2020

The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulation 2020

On 31 March 2020, The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 came into force. This is a landmark for the ...
UN Political Bodies and Voluntary Abortion: Back to 1994

UN Political Bodies and Voluntary Abortion: Back to 1994

Calls for the protection of reproductive and sexual health are included in an increasing number of resolutions of ...
The Korean Constitutional Court Judgment on the Constitutionality of an Abortion Ban

The Korean Constitutional Court Judgment on the Constitutionality of an Abortion Ban

Since 1953, abortion has been illegal in Korea, except for cases of rape, incest, severe genetic disorders, ...
The ‘Unaffordable’ Pro-life Abortion Policy in Kenya

The ‘Unaffordable’ Pro-life Abortion Policy in Kenya

The narrow basis for the procurement of abortions in Kenya discriminates against women and girls based on their ...

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