Abortion

IPPF works to promote safe and legal abortion services, and advocates for choice. This is based on a conscientious commitment to upholding a woman’s right to decide the outcome of her pregnancy and to eradicating the tragic consequences of unsafe abortion.

Is women’s reproductive safety a primary concern for hospitals in Italy, or is it not? Yesterday a gynecologist was fired in Naples for refusing to care for a patient who was having a miscarriage. The woman needed an emergency abortion ...
In Sicily, the Prosecutor of Catania ordered the trial of seven doctors in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Cannizzaro Hospital on a charge of manslaughter relating to the death of Valentina Milluzzo. Valentina died as a result of having been denied a pregnancy termination when she suffered a double miscarriage during her 19th week of pregnancy.
IPPF welcomes the UN Human Rights Committee’s latest view on access to safe abortion, because it is wrong for any woman to be coerced through a pregnancy against her wishes.
IPPF is continuing its decades’ work on reproductive freedom by building a global campaign that speaks for women and girls around the world and highlights the need for women to lead safe and dignified lives, free from coercion.
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IPPF European Network is fighting for women in Europe and Central Asia to lead safe and dignified lives, free from reproductive bullying. Championing access to dignified abortion care for all women is central to our work.
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In the EU all young women are free to decide about their own bodies, lives and futures. Or are they? It depends on where they live and how much money they have.
Breaking barriers, building bridges: IPPF EN's Caroline Hickson on what she took away from this week's AIDS2018 pre-conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to scavenge for food for the family and beg for money to fund his alcoholism treatment. “We were very poor,” she says. “I ...
We are proud to join more than 100 MEPs, activists and NGOs in calling on the EU and its Member States to resist reproductive coercion in Europe and ensure free and safe lives for all. Find out more about the All of Us call to action.
At the Brussels launch of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) report this week, civil society representatives called on the European Union to make a dedicated commitment to SRHR and family planning in the EU’s ...