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Philippines Health Department Resumes Contraceptive Distribution Following Agency Ruling, Lifting Of Supreme Court Restraining Order

CNN Philippines: DOH starts distribution of contraceptives “The Health Department (DOH) said Thursday it is now distributing family planning supplies to regional health offices. This comes four days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 51 contraceptives are non-abortifacients, thereby lifting a temporary restraining order on these that was…

Brazilian Congressional Committee Votes To Outlaw Abortion In All Cases

Reuters: Brazilian Congressional committee votes to ban all abortions “A Congressional committee led by Evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in Brazil in all situations, including cases of rape and where the mother’s life is in danger. The decision was voted 18-1 late on Wednesday by a special committee…

Blog Post Highlights Global Abortion Policies Database, Potential Role In Abortion Law

BMJ Opinion: Joanna Erdman: The global abortion policies database — legal knowledge as a health intervention Joanna Erdman, MacBain chair in health and policy law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, discusses the Global Abortion Policies Database and its potential role in abortion law. Erdman writes, “[The…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On Mexico City Policy, TB, HIV Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: The global gag rule gets a check-up, TB in India, and reconsidering HIV prevention Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recent pieces on global health including a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding…

Expanded Mexico City Policy Impacting Health Services In Kenya, Uganda, HRW Says

The Independent: Trump’s ban on global abortion funding has already hit health care in Africa “Donald Trump’s expansion of the Mexico City policy to cover billions of dollars in global health assistance has already led to cuts in basic health services in Kenya and Uganda, a leading rights group has…

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