REPROHEALTHLAW Updates – January 2019

January 14, 2019

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DEVELOPMENTS

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Legal access to abortion expanded in July 2018, to comply with Article 14 of the (Maputo) Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. “Women can now legally access abortion – in cases of sexual assault, rape or incest, or when the continuing pregnancy would endanger the mental and physical health of the woman or the life of the woman or the fetus.”  Details from Safe Abortion.

El Salvador: Court frees another woman jailed under anti-abortion laws, BBC News (Dec. 18, 2018).   BBC News article

[U.N. Human Rights Committee]  General comment No. 36 (2018) on  article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the right to life.” U.N. Doc, CCPR/C/GC/36, October 30, 2018. Advance unedited version.

ABORTION LAW DECISIONS ON THE WEB

Abortion Law Decisions webpages, in English and Spanish, are now updated with new court decisions and alternate links to older decisions. Prepared by our International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, it includes Domestic, Regional and International Jurisprudence.  English edition.   Spanish edition.

SCHOLARSHIP:

[abortion]  “Understandings of self-managed abortion as health inequity, harm reduction and social change,” by Joanna N. Erdman, Kinga Jelinska & Susan Yanow, Reproductive Health Matters 26.54 (Nov. 2018): 13-19.   Abstract and article.

[abortion]  “Re-situating Abortion: Bio-politics, Global Health and Rights in Neo-liberal Times.” Special Issue of Global Public Health 13.6 (2018). Guest Editors: Maya Unnithan and Silvia de Zordo.  Table of Contents with links to articles.

[abortion guidelines – France] “Elective abortion: Clinical practice guidelines from the French College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (CNGOF)”  Christophe Vayssière et al.,et. al. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 222 (March 2018): 95–101  Abstract and article.

[abortion law – Malawi] “The Duty to make abortion law transparent:  A Malawi case study,”  by Godfrey Dalitso Kangaude and Chisale Mhango, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 143 (Dec. 2018): 409–413.   PDF at Wiley onlineSubmitted text at SSRN.

[abortion law  – Ireland] “A tough job: recognizing access to abortion as a matter of equality. A commentary on the views of the UN Human Rights Committee in the cases of Mellet v. Ireland and Whelan v. Ireland,” by Katarzyna Sękowska-Kozłowska,  Reproductive Health Matters 26.54 (Nov. 2018): 25-31.  Article online.

[abortion law – United Kingdom]  “UK Abortion Law: Reform Proposals, Private Members’ Bills, Devolution and the Role of the Courts,” by Robert Brett Taylor, Adelyn L.M. Wilson, Modern Law Review, 2019  Abstract and article.

[abortion laws – sex selection, India and U.S.] Women’s human rights and migration: sex selective abortion laws in the United States and India, by Sital Kalantry, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017, 272 pp.,  Reviewed in International Feminist Journal of  Politics

[abortion policies database] “Global Abortion Policies Database: a new approach to strengthening knowledge on laws, policies, and human rights standards,” by Brooke Ronald Johnson, Jr., Antonella Francheska Lavelanet and Stephanie Schlitt, BMC International Health and Human Rights 18.35 (Sept 2018): 1-5.  Abstract and article.

[abortion rights – Argentina] “Federalism, two-level games and the politics of abortion rights implementation in subnational Argentina, by Alba Ruibal, Reproductive Health Matters 54 (Nov. 2018): 137-144.  Article online.

[Europe] “Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe,” Issue Paper by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (France: Council of Europe, Dec. 2017).  78-page Issue Paper.

[gender stereotypes – judiciary]  “Background paper on the role of the judiciary in addressing the harmful gender stereotypes related to sexual and reproductive health and rights: A review of case law.”  (Geneva: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, [2018])  in English  and Spanish

“Impact of reproductive evolutionary mismatch on women’s health and the need for action and research,” by Mahmoud F. Fathalla, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 144.2 (Feb. 2019): 129-134 | Abstract and article online.

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Judicial roles in addressing harmful RSH gender stereotypes

January 14, 2019

Congratulations to our esteemed colleagues from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) who, with assistance from human rights experts Christina Zampas and Johanna B. Fine, recently issued the following publication, in English and Spanish.

Background paper on the role of the judiciary in addressing the harmful gender stereotypes related to sexual and reproductive health and rights: A review of case Law.  (Geneva: OHCHR, 2018)   in English  and Spanish

This paper analyzes how national and sub-national courts and international and regional judicial bodies have challenged wrongful gender stereotyping in legislation, policies or cases by lower courts concerning select sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues. It also analyses cases where these courts and bodies have instead engaged in wrongful stereotyping, resulting in violations of human rights.  Relevant jurisprudence from international and regional quasi-judicial bodies and human rights mechanisms is also analyzed in the study.  The paper finally seeks to identify strategies and make recommendations concerning the role of the judiciary in addressing wrongful stereotyping in such cases.

Overall, the report demonstrates that misperceptions and beliefs about the sex, sex role and sexual characteristics of men and women obstruct the full enjoyment of SRHR, operating to marginalize and exclude gender non-conforming individuals and to subordinate and control women and girls. As such, by explicitly identifying, debunking, and awarding effective remedies to address stereotypes, courts have and can have a critically important transformative impact in catalyzing the elimination of gender stereotypes and ensuring equality throughout society.

After briefly introducng stereotypes, stereotyping, and the role of the judiciary, the authors examine stereotypes related to:

  • reproduction
  • family formation
  • consensual sexual conduct, and
  • gender identity.

It then offers strategies for strengthening the role of the judiciary in eliminating stereotyping.  These strategies are discussed under the following headings:

  • Legal policy, and regulatory/guidance reforms
  • Identify and highlight good practices
  • Monitor and analyze judicial reasoning
  • Challenge judicial stereotyping in cases
  • Build judicial capacity, and
  • Advocate for diversity within the judiciary.

The entire 45-page background paper is online   in English  and Spanish

Related Resources:

The human rights impact of gender stereotyping in the context of reproductive health care,” by Ciara O’Connell and Christina Zampas,  forthcoming in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2019.  PDF Early View online here.

Unethical Female Stereotyping in Reproductive Health,” by R.J. Cook, Simone Cusack and Bernard M. Dickens.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics  109 (2010) 255–258. PDF online. Alternate linkSpanish translation.

Gender Stereotyping: Transnational Legal Perspectives, by Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Series, University of Pennsylvania Press 2010.  Book informationSpanish translation, 311 pages.
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Zampas blog on gender stereotyping IV Bolivia?

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REPROHEALTHLAW Updates, June 2016

June 14, 2016

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DEVELOPMENTS

“Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a  landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee.”
Center for Reproductive Rights, CRR press release.   UN Press Release, June 9, 2016Newsmedia reportsDecision CCPR/C/116/D/2324/2013 online.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN AFRICA – SCHOLARSHIPS

Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa,  University of Pretoria, South Africa, Two-year program starts in Jan. 2017.   Blended learning course with online interaction and residential block-weeks in Pretoria, South Africa. Two contact sessions will be scheduled every year (four contact sessions over the two year period).   Apply by 31 Oct 2016. Up to 15 full scholarships available for African citizens.  African LLM/MPhil details.

RESOURCES

[abortion, U.K. and U.S.] “With advances in embryo research, it’s time to bring abortion law out of the Victorian age,” by Sally Sheldon. Kent Law School, Kent University, Canterbury, BioNews 853 (May 31, 2016)  Article online.

[conscientious objection – institutions] Contracting Religion, by Elizabeth Sepper,  in:  Law, Religion, and Health in the United States, ed. Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, & Elizabeth Sepper (Forthcoming: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017). (Draft chapter online).

[fetal abnormality, microcephaly, Brazil]  Special issue of Cadernos de Saúde Pública 32.5 (2016) Rio de Janeiro includes a special thematic section:
“Zika and Pregnancy”  Table of Contents with links to translations.
— “Zika virus and women,” by Debora Diniz (English and Portuguese)
— “The debate on abortion and Zika: lessons from the AIDS epidemic,” by Thais Medina Coeli Rochel de Camargo, (English and Portuguese)
— “Women’s reproductive rights and the Zika virus epidemic,” by Jacqueline Pitanguy (English and Portuguese)
— “Comment on the paper by Pitanguy,” by Florencia Luna (English and Spanish)
— “Ensuring a rights-based health sector response to women affected by Zika” by Paige Baum, Anna Fiastro, Shane Kunselman, Camila Vega, Christine Ricardo, Beatriz Galli, and Marcos Nascimeno (English and Portuguese).
— “Comment on the article by Baum et al.,” by Ana Cristina González-Velez
(English and Spanish)
— “Zika and reproductive justice,” by Alexandra Minna Stern (English)

[fetal abnormality, microcephaly] “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Time of Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean,” by Ana Langer, Jacquelyn M. Caglia andClara Menéndez, Studies in Family Planning 47.2 (June 2016): 179-181.  Online version.

Law and Policy updates are issued monthly by International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion.  To receive the electronic newsletter, click “Join the Campaign

[maternal deaths, Uganda]: “Why the Constitutional Court should rule on the right to health,” by Michael Addaney in AfricLaw blog,  June 3, 2016  AfricLaw blogpost,

[stereotyping] “Emerging from the Shadows: Substantive Equality and Article 14 of
the European Convention on Human Rights,” by Sandra Fredman, Human Rights Law Review 16 (2016): 273–301   Advance access.

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NEWS

[El Salvador]  Sentenced to 40 Years After a Miscarriage, Maria Teresa Rivera was freed May 20,2016 News report in English.   News report in Spanish

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REPROHEALTHLAW Updates, Developments, Resources and News

September 3, 2015

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DEVELOPMENTS

Ireland: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Third Periodic Review, Concluding Observations (E/C.12/IRL/CO/3), article 29, recommends Ireland hold referendum; revise abortion laws to international human rights standards; adopt guidelines that clarify risk to life of a pregnant woman; publicize crisis pregnancy options and information on sexual and reproductive health.  Recommendations in English, French or Spanish.

Uruguay’s Administrative Court has passed a ruling that broadens professionals’ conscientious objection to abortion and will increase the barriers impeding women’s access to abortion services, Decision online here under “Sentencia 586/2015“.  Mujer y Salud en Uruguay: MYSU comments in SpanishMYSU comments in English.  To agree with MYSU’s protest, email comunicaciones@mysu.org.uy.

RESOURCES

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective:  Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens, 16 chapters.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, 482 pages. Introduction by the editors:  Book reviewers should contact Gigi Lamm (glamm {a} pobox. upenn. edu) Includes 16 chapters, Table of Legislation, Table of Cases includes links to abortion-related decisions in English and/or other languages). Table of Contents including new chapter abstracts, online here. Purchase info: U Penn Press.  A Spanish edition was published in August, 2016.  Ahora disponible en español.

Forced Marriage Curriculum:  Law and social work student drafts high school curriculum addressing forced marriage and youth rights.  Article.

[Gender Stereotyping and Violence] Los Estereotipos de Género en los Procedimientos Judiciales por Violencia de Género: El Papel del Comité CEDAW en la Eliminación de la Discriminación y de la Estereotipación (Gender Stereotypes in Gender-based Violence Court Proceedings: The CEDAW Committee’s Role on the Elimination of Discrimination and Stereotyping)  by Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 5.2 (2015):  498-519. English and Spanish abstract and Spanish article.

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NEWS:

India: Supreme Court overturns lower court rullings denying of late abortion to girl of 14 raped by doctor.  News of India.

Kenya in court after botched abortion injures raped 15-year-old.  Newspaper article.

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REPROHEALTHLAW Updates: Developments, Events, Resources

August 17, 2015

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DEVELOPMENTS:

UN Human Rights Council adopted 3 new resolutions in 29th session, July 2015 (available in 5 languages)

  1. Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate all Forms of Violence Against Women: Eliminating Domestic Violence.  A/HRC/29/L.16/Rev.1
    Resolution online- choose language.    Abstract and analysis of voting.
  2.  Strengthening efforts to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage,   A/HRC/29/L.15  Resolution online.
  3.  Elimination of discrimination against women, A/HRC/29/L.10  Resolution online.  A/HRC/29/L.7/Rev.1  Resolution online.

EVENTS:

“Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law,” UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 11th world conference, Royal Continental Hotel, Naples, Italy, October 20-22, 2015. Invitation and Call for Abstracts

El IV Congreso Latinoamericano Jurídico sobre Derechos Reproductivos Lima, Peru, November 2-4, 2015   LatinAmerican Legal Congress.

RESOURCES:

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective:  Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens, 16 chapters.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, 482 pages. Purchase info: link to U Penn Press.
Table of Cases with links to decisions online here, with links to abortion-related Table of Contents and abstracts online here.  A Spanish edition was published in August, 2016.  Ahora disponible en español.

[abortion] ‘The regulatory cliff edge between contraception and abortion: the legal and moral significance of implantation’ by Sally Sheldon.  forthcoming in  Journal of Medical Ethics Preview article (slow link) Related blog.

[abortion]  “Denial of abortion in legal settings,” by Caitlin Gerdts, Teresa DePiñeres, Selma Hajri,  Jane Harries,  Altaf Hossain, Mahesh Puri, Divya Vohra,  Diana Greene Foster,   Open access article.  in Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 41.3: Special issue on abortion.

[abortion] Who can provide abortion care? Considerations for law and policy makers. Ipas report, 2015

[abortion] Symposium: Special Issue: Intersections in Reproduction: Perspectives on Abortion and Assisted Reproductive Technologies, in  The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 43.2 pp. 174 – 430, Summer 2015   Abstracts and Previews or PDFs of the following articles
—Introduction:   Intersections in Reproduction: Perspectives on Abortion and Assisted Reproductive Technologies, by  Judith Daar and Kimberly Mutcherson.

— The Bad Mother: Stigma, Abortion and Surrogacy,  by Paula Abrams.

—Legal Change and Stigma in Surrogacy and Abortion, by John A. Robertson.

—Selective Reduction: “A Soft Cover for Hard Choices” or Another Name for Abortion?   by Radhika Rao.

—When Is an Abortion Not an Abortion? by Kimberly Mutcherson.

—Selection against Disability: Abortion, ART, and Access, by Alicia Ouellette

—Normalizing Disability in Families (pages 224–227) by Mary Crossley

—Non-Invasive Testing, Non-Invasive Counseling (pages 228–240) by Rachel Rebouché.

—Reproductive Information and Reproductive Decision-Making (pages 241–244) by Maxwell J. Mehlman.

—Disclosure Two Ways (pages 245–254) by Erin B. Bernstein.

—Distinctions in Disclosure: Mandated Informed Consent in Abortion and ART (pages 255–258) by Judith Daar.

—Eggs and Abortion: “Women-Protective” Language Used by Opponents in Legislative Debates over Reproductive Health (pages 259–269) by Sujatha Jesudason and Tracy Weitz.

—False Framings: The Co-opting of Sex-Selection by the Anti-Abortion Movement (pages 270–274) by Seema Mohapatra.

—The Triple System for Regulating Women’s Reproduction (pages 275–288) by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn.

—The Invisible Classes in High Stakes Reproduction (pages 289–292) by Michele Goodwin.

—Conceiving of Products and the Products of Conception: Reflections on Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion (pages 293–306) by Jody Lyneé Madeira.

—Complexifying Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion (pages 307–311) by I. Glenn Cohen.

—The Doctor’s Dilemma: Paternalisms in the Medicolegal History of Assisted Reproduction and Abortion (pages 312–325) by Kara W. Swanson.

—How to Escape the Doctor’s Dilemma? De-Medicalize Reproductive Technologies (pages 326–329) by Paul A. Lombardo.

—Expectant Fathers, Abortion, and Embryos (pages 330–340) by Dara E. Purvis.

—Respecting Intent and Dispelling Stereotypes by Reducing Unintended Pregnancy (pages 341–344) by Dawn Johnsen.

—Membership Has Its Privileges? Life, Personhood, and Potential in Discussions about Reproductive Choice (pages 358–362) by Jonathan F. Will.

NEWS:

Northern Ireland:  Belfast woman will go on trial for helping her daughter to have a medical abortion.  newspaper article.

Paraguay: 11-year old rape victim, denied abortion, gives birth by caesarean section. News article.    Advocacy strategy during the pregnancy- interview with Amnesty International’s Tarah Demant     New York Times interview

Russian Ministry of Health signs a cooperation agreement with the Russian Orthodox Church regarding access to abortion ASTRA news report

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JOBS

Human Rights and Law Adviser,  UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.  Apply by August 22, 2015.  Job details.

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Stereotyping Women in the Health Sector: Lessons from CEDAW

October 24, 2013

Congratulations to Simone Cusack, an LL.M. graduate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and Rebecca Cook, Co-Director of our International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, whose useful article is now available online here.  The Introduction (with footnote references omitted) is excerpted here:

“Stereotyping Women in the Health Sector: Lessons from CEDAW”

by Simone Cusack and Rebecca Cook,
Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice 16.1 (Fall 2010): 47-78.

Lessons from the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (“CEDAW”) for the interpretation and application of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa  (“African Protocol”) are multiple, and will vary according to the issue.  This article argues that article 12 of CEDAW, which guarantees women’s right to the highest attainable standard of health, including reproductive health, has to be interpreted in light of that treaty’s foundational articles, particularly articles 2(f) and 5(a), which require the elimination of wrongful gender stereotyping.  Since the African Protocol also requires States Parties to ensure women’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and to eliminate wrongful gender stereotyping, it is hoped that some insights might be derived from CEDAW that are useful to the interpretation and application of that Protocol.

This article examines how stereotyping women can impair or nullify their access to reproductive health care, in violation of CEDAW.  In so doing, it argues that in order to eliminate discrimination against women, and indeed to prevent other violations of their human rights in the reproductive health context, greater priority needs to be given to combating wrongful stereotyping of women.  The article begins in Part II by examining some of the most socially pervasive and persistent gender stereotypes that impact the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of reproductive health care for women.  It explores the contextual factors of those stereotypes, and examines how their application, enforcement, or perpetuation in various laws, policies and practices can discriminate against women, or violate other human rights and fundamental freedoms.  Using the framework set forth in CEDAW, Part III explores States Parties’ obligations to eliminate wrongful gender stereotyping that violates women’s access to reproductive health care.  It continues by canvassing some of the measures that States Parties might take in order to dismantle the stereotypes that continue to thwart women’s equal exercise and enjoyment of the right to the highest attainable standard of health.  The article concludes in Part IV by reflecting on some of the lessons learned under CEDAW regarding States Parties’ obligations to eliminate stereotyping.

The full text of this article is online here.

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Related Resources:

“Unethical Female Stereotyping in Reproductive Health,” by R.J. Cook, Simone Cusack and Bernard M. Dickens.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics  109 (2010) 255–258.
Article in English.    Spanish translation.


Gender Stereotyping:  Transnational Legal Perspectives
, by Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).

Resources, News & Opportunities

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CALLS & CONFERENCES

Call for Papers: “Applied Feminism and Health” Seventh Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, The University of Baltimore School of Law, March 6-7, 2014 Submit paper proposal by Friday, November 2, 2013.  Details here.

Religious Freedom and Equal Treatment:  An International Look (ncludes panel on Reproductive Freedom and Claims of Conscience), Oct 11-12, 2013, Brooklyn Law School, New York.  Details and RSVP

“Speech, Symbols and Substantial Obstacles: The Doing and “Undue”ing of Abortion Law since Casey,”  October 4, 2013 at 8:30am at UC Berkeley   Boalt School of Law, Room 100, UC Berkeley School of Law, California.  Details online.

RESOURCES

[abortion – Armenia] “Sex-Selective Abortions in Armenia: Between Gender Issues, Economic Crises, and Body Politics,” by Sushan Harutyunyan, in Studies in Biopolitics, ed. Judit Sándor, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, 2013, 141-148. Book Table of Contents and Intro   Limited copies available from Publisher

[abortion – Eastern Europe]  “Discriminatory Effects of Legal Prohibitions in the Field of Reproduction,” by Ioana Petre, in Studies in Biopolitics, ed. Judit Sándor, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, 2013,  17-25. Book Table of Contents and Intro   Limited copies available from Publisher

[abortion – El Salvador] “Cristina’s World: Lessons from El Salvador’s Ban on Abortion,” by Michelle Oberman, Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 24, 2013; Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-13. Article online.

[abortion: Georgia] “Shaping Women’s Reproductive Decisions:  The Case of Georgia” [includes section on abortion] by Mariam Gagoshashvili, in Studies in Biopolitics, ed. Judit Sándor, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, 2013, 27-39. Book Table of Contents and Intro   Limited copies available from Publisher

“The Abortion Pill in Hungary: A Human Rights Analysis,” by Sára Vitrai, in Studies in Biopolitics, ed. Judit Sándor, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, 2013, 61-80. Book Table of Contents and Intro   Limited copies available from Publisher

[abortion – Mexico ] Conexiones y Rupturas entre Legalizacion del Aborto e Igualdad Sustaniva, por Adriana Ortiz Ortega y Laura Olivia Martinez Montes, in Discusiones sobre Género, Sexualidad y Derecho, Taller 2010, ed. Alejandro Madrazo, Estefania Vela y Cecilia Garibi, (Mexico D.F.: Fontamara, 2013)   Book purchase details

[abortion Mexico] Omission and Indifference: an analysis of recent progress, unfulfilled obligations and setbacks to reproductive rights in Mexico” GIRE Report 2013.   English now online      Spanish original

[abortion Mexico, criminalization of women] “¡Viva México! Y la criminalización de la mujer por aborto” GIRE documentary film, dir. Flavio Florencio. Details in Spanish.

“Abortion in Poland:  Law and Practice,” by Joanna Różyńska and Weronika Chańska, in Studies in Biopolitics, ed. Judit Sándor, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, 2013, 41-59. Book Table of Contents and Intro   Limited copies available from Publisher

[CEDAW] The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, A Commentary. ed. Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin, and Beate Rudolf, Oxford 2012   Now available in Paperback and eBook.  Book details.

[Conscientious Objection] “Objeción de Conciencia,” por Bernard M. Dickens, in Discusiones sobre Género, Sexualidad y Derecho, Taller 2010, ed. Alejandro Madrazo, Estefania Vela y Cecilia Garibi, (Mexico D.F.: Fontamara, 2013)      Online in Spanish here.   Resources in English
Book purchase details

Global Doctors for Choice:  English, Spanish and Portuguese:
New Website.

New book:  Advancing the Human Right to Health, 2013  ed. José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin, (Oxford University Press, 2013). Purchase hardback or ebook.

New book: ‘Law, Policy and Reproductive Autonomy by Erin Nelson. (Hart Publishing, 2013) 448 pages  “contextualized approach … regulation of reproduction in Canadian, English, US and Australian law and policy.”  Apply 20% discount voucher code REPROHEALTH, available for a limited time.  Table of Contents.    Book info.

New book:  Women’s Human Rights: CEDAW in International, Regional and National Law, by Anne Hellum and Henriette Sinding Aasen, includes chapters by Andrew, Rikki, Fareda Banda, Celestine Nyamu Musembi, Sandra Fredman, Simone Cusack, and others (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  Book info.

New book in Spanish: [Gender, Sexuality & Rights] Discusiones sobre Género, Sexualidad y Derecho, Taller 2010, ed. Alejandro Madrazo, Estefania Vela y Cecilia Garibi, (Mexico D.F.: Fontamara, 2013)
Book purchase details
Chapters online:  Objeción de Conciencia,
Estereotipación . . . en la Salud Reproductiva 

Spanish publications by our Program  are online here

[Stereotyping & Reproductive Health] “La Estereotipación Poco Ética de la Mujer en la Salud Reproductiva,”  por Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens y Simone Cusack,  Online in Spanish.   English original online.

NEWS:

Abortion debate flares in Chile re pregnant 11 year old girl “Belen” raped by mother’s partner.  News article

Jamaica – Women’s Reproductive health and rights – Petition by DAWN

Salvadorian woman “Mery” imprisoned for abortion, pardoned and freed (March 14, 2013). CRR Press Release in English;   in Spanish.

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JOBS

Abortion stigma coalition/network advisor/organizer, Ipas, Chapel Hill, NC, USA   Job details

Human Rights Adviser, Dept of Reproductive Health Research, World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland. Job details

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