Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia.
“This court ruling represents an important step for Bolivia,” said Ipas Bolivia Interim Director Malena Morales. “It removes some of the ...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Uruguay’s strong movement for sexual and reproductive rights gained international attention in 2012 when the government voted to liberalize the nation’s abortion law—a significant event in Latin America, a region with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.
Lilián Abracinskas, the founder and executive director of Women and Health in Uruguay (Mujer y Salud en Uruguay, ...
Monday, January 27, 2014
In Malawi, abortion is legal only to save a woman’s life yet not uncommon. In a study published in International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, researchers report that more than 67,000 abortions were performed in 2009. And roughly 18,700 women were treated in health facilities for complications from unsafely perfomed induced abortions the same year.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Ipas congratulates Katie Early, director of development; she was honored with the prestigious Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood Action Fund of North Carolina for her devotion to women's rights and health.
41 years after Roe v. Wade
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The past two years have seen unprecedented attacks on women's right to abortion in the United States. These restrictive laws fly in the face of global clinical evidence and trends toward increasing access to abortion care. At Ipas we work every day to ensure that all women, in every state and every country, have the right to make safe reproductive choices.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Despite evidence that abortion and postabortion contraceptives are safe for young women, myths persist in clinics and communities around the world that prevent young women from being able to access these necessary services. Dispelling these myths was part of the motivation behind Ipas’s recently completed review of existing research on the safety and efficacy of abortion care for young ...