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7/1/2015 - Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights
A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally. Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates....

1/2/2014 - Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33
The Israeli government may start funding abortions for women aged 20 to 33 if recommendations recently made by a Health Ministry committee are enacted. Israeli women under the age of 17 and over the ago of 40 already receive subsidized abortion services for personal reasons....

10/10/2008 - Abortion Rights Leader Dr. Henry Morgentaler Receives Order of Canada
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10/12/2007 - Fewer Abortions When They Are Legal and Safe, Study Shows
The number of abortions dropped nine percent worldwide between 1995 and 2003, from 46 million to 42 million annually, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute and World Health Organization (WHO)....

7/3/2007 - 10 African Leaders Call for Safe, Legal Abortion
Political leaders of 10 African countries this week called for the legalization of safe abortion procedures in an effort to curb maternal mortality among African women....

4/19/2007 - Growing Number of UK Doctors Refuse to Provide Abortion Services
Experts say that a healthcare crisis is imminent in the United Kingdom due to a growing number of doctors who are declining to provide abortion services, particularly to low-income women....

4/11/2007 - Portugal Government Legalizes Abortion
Anibal Cavasco Silva, president of Portugal, ratified a new law Tuesday legalizing abortion up until the 10th week of pregnancy....

8/30/2004 - Women on Waves Ship Blocked from Portugal Harbor
The Women on Waves ship, traveling to Portugal to bring attention to the nation's punitive abortion policies, has been blocked from entering Portuguese waters....

6/27/2003 - Women on Waves Performs First Abortion in International Waters
Women on Waves successfully performed the first abortion in international waters off the coast of Poland yesterday....

5/23/2002 - House Committee Reverses July 10 Release of UNFPA Funds
One week after approving the Lowey-Kolbe amendment which set a July 10 deadline for the release of $34 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the US House Appropriations Committee narrowly reversed its vote 32-30 passing an amendment by Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) to drop the July 10 deadline and cap the UNFPA Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 funding at $34 million....

5/15/2002 - House Republicans Aim to Stop Release of UNFPA Funds
Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) has threatened to introduce an amendment to the emergency appropriations bill that would give the president discretion over how much, if any, of the $34 million appropriated to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be released during the 2002 fiscal year....

5/13/2002 - Bush Administration Weakens UN Child Conference Final Document
After months of lobbying, the Bush Administration was victorious in having the phrase reproductive health services cut from the declaration produced by the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children last week....

5/8/2002 - UN Special Session for Children Begins Today
World leaders convene today for the three-day United Nations General Assembly Special Session for Children....

4/8/2002 - US Freeze Forces UNFPA Cuts
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been forced to cut new programs and staff because of under-funding experienced after the Bush Administration froze $34 million appropriated for UNFPA by Congress....

3/8/2002 - Gag Rule Puts Family Planning Under Fire in Kenya
The Kenya Family Planning Association operates 14 health clinics in Kenya, giving low-income women family planning options as well as breast cancer screening and annual pap smears....

1/24/2002 - Members of Congress Call for UNFPA Funds to Be Released
House Foreign Operations appropriations subcommittee chair Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) urged President Bush to begin spending the $34 million Congress slated for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and cautioned him that if funds were not spent, There would be consequences. Kolbe and his counterpart in the Senate, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), emphasized that funding UNFPA was, according to Kolbe, clearly the intent of Congress....

1/14/2002 - Bush Denies Release of Funds for International Family Planning
President Bush placed a temporary hold on $34 million intended for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as part of a foreign aid appropriations bill the President signed last Thursday....

8/8/2000 - Women Protest Anti-Abortion Law in Mexico
Hundreds of Mexican women protested anti-abortion legislation that passed in Mexicos Guanajuato state, which is governed by President-elect Vicente Foxs conservative National Action Party (PAN)....