H 1 WHO DECIDES? We trust women. Abortion in the developing world and the UK.
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The APPG on PDRH hosted a series of parliamentary hearings on abortion in the developing world and the UK. The hearings called for evidence from governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals. This report and its recommendations are based on the evidence submitted to the hearings.
Abortion globally and in the UK
- Abortion reform (World situation gives women little leeway ; Human rights arguments are compelling ; Health and economic arguments are also compelling ; Policy reform: to decriminalise)
- Abortion service delivery
- Obstacles to safe abortion delivery (Lack of access even if the policies are sound ; Lack of information stops women from seeking safe abortion ; Anti-choice groups hamper policy-makers, providers and women ; Abortion stigma is about power, gender stereotypes, and sexuality ; Religion, claims of culture that aim to control women and conscientious objection)
- Future of abortion
The submitted written evidence and oral evidence from organisations and individuals are available at http://www.appg-popdevrh.org.uk/page34.html