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Legal yet inaccessible: a look at the abortion laws of Japan
Japan happens to be one of the 11 countries that have made spousal consent essential to access abortion. Apart from this, the high cost of abortion surgery and expensive contraception are also creating more barriers in the way of equal access to safe abortion.
Using art to evoke empathy for unsafe abortions
A series of drawings by Portuguese artist Paulo Rego, created in 1998 to protest the cruelty of anti-abortion laws, have recently resurfaced. These impactful sketches depict the discomfort and pain of women in
backstreet abortion clinics.
Amidst the lockdown on abortion rights in the US,
data shows an increase in abortions
Here is a situation which proves that making abortions illegal or inaccessible cannot stop them from happening, it can only make them more unsafe. Can this data prove to be useful and create some hope for abortion rights in the US?Read the article to find out.