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The launch of the International Campaign for Women’s Rights to Safe Abortion
28 MAY 2012,International Day of Action for Women’s Health
On this Day of Action, ICMA is happy to announce the launch of the International Campaign for Women’s Rights to Safe Abortion. This campaign aspires to become a movement to challenge the growing threat posed by conservative political and religious forces who are seeking to turn the clock back, block efforts to improve laws and provide services, and exclude abortion from maternal mortality reduction and family planning initiatives. Involvement in the campaign is open to all civil society and other groups/ organizations/ networks/ individuals who endorse its aims, objectives and guiding principles and who support women's right to safe abortion.
We invite you to join us!
On this International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we congratulate the World Health Organization for announcing the updated forthcoming Safe Abortion Guidance (2012) on its web page! Updated "Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems" will be available soon on this link http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9789241548434/en/.
On this day of Action, ICMA calls for Mifepristone and Misoprostol to be approved in all countries. The drugs are on the Essential Drug List of WHO and should be made available at an affordable price for safe abortion in all countries.