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7/7/2008 - Maternal Health Advocates Ask G8 for Billions
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health will ask world leaders to commit an additional $10.2 billion annually to support maternal and child health this week at the G8 summit in Japan....

10/3/2007 - Nicaraguan Abortion Ban Jeopardizes Womens Health, Lives
A study released yesterday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that Nicaraguan womens health and lives have been put at risk by the countrys blanket ban on abortions, imposed one year ago....

4/25/2007 - Mexico City Legislature Legalizes Early Abortions
The Mexico City Legislative Assembly voted yesterday evening to legalize first-trimester abortions in a 46-19 vote, with one abstention....

11/30/2006 - Nicaraguan Woman's Death Called First Casualty of Total Abortion Ban
Many womens rights advocates are arguing that the recently passed abortion ban in Nicaragua caused the death of a young woman experiencing complications with her pregnancy earlier this week....

11/1/2006 - Poland: Parliament and President Disagree on Abortion Ban
Poland's parliament introduced a constitutional amendment last week that would ban all abortions in the country, but both the President and Prime Minister have expressed their disapproval of the ban....

10/27/2006 - Nicaragua Outlaws All Abortion
The Nicaraguan legislature voted yesterday to outlaw all abortions, making it the third country in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw abortion without exception....

10/13/2006 - Nicaragua Considers Banning All Abortion
A proposed law in Nicaragua banning all abortions, even when a woman or girl's life is at risk, is currently under review by the country's judicial commission and may be voted on soon....

5/23/2006 - New Report: Educating Mothers Saves Children's Lives
The health of children is "inextricably linked" to the health and education of their mothers, according to Save the Children's recently released annual State of the World's Mothers report....

5/5/2004 - Leading Cause of Death for Teenage Girls Is Pregnancy and Childbirth
A leading aid group has reported that teenage girls in the developing world have a high risk of dying from pregnancy and childbirth complications....

3/13/2003 - Catholic Church Revokes Decision to Punish Nine-Year-Old Rape Victim
After protest from feminists, Roman Catholic authorities in Managua, Nicaragua decided to backtrack from their decision to excommunicate a nine-year-old rape victim, her parents, and their doctors for terminating the childs pregnancy, the Guardian reports....

5/3/2002 - State Dept to Assess UNFPA in China
The State Department announced yesterday that it will send a 3-person delegation to China later this month to assess the United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA) activities there....

11/3/2000 - Vatican Denounces RU 486
The Vatican has denounced the sale of RU 486 (also known as mifepristone) and has suggested that Catholic chemists refuse to sell the pill as conscientious objectors....

7/27/2000 - Violence Prevention Plan Will Aid Latin American Women
To stem the rampant levels of domestic violence that afflict Latin American women, five international organizations have backed a plan that will establish networks of prevention and rehabilitation for survivors of psychological and physical abuse....