Healthcare

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the defined cases of permissible abortion and their controls and procedures to preserve the pregnant woman’s life.

The Ministry has affirmed that new controls and procedures were issued to define and regulate cases of permissible abortion in the UAE. The new regulation requires abortion requests to be made by a dedicated committee that will be formed within each health authority by a decision of MOHAP or the head of the emirate’s health authority. The Committee should comprise of an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, a psychiatry specialist, and a representative of the Public Prosecution.
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New rules are in the works about abortion bans in Texas. Almost nobody’s happy.

The stakes are high for doctors in Texas when it comes to abortion. https://www.iowapublicradio.org/news-from-npr/2024-05-25/new-rules-are-in-the-works-about-abortion-bans-in-texas-almost-nobodys-happyWith three overlapping laws, Texas bans nearly all abortions and has some of the strictest penalties for doctors in the country, including thousands of dollars in fines, the loss of a medical license and even life in prison.
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Commentary: Anti-abortion advocates are manipulating our courts

In late June of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is expected to issue decisions on “Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v the Food and Drug Administration” (AHM v FDA) and “Idaho v the United States.” Opponents of sexual and reproductive health care rights seek to undermine trusted medical systems, and give states’ total abortion bans the authority to override not only federal law, but doctors’ judgment as well. 
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The number of births continues to fall, despite abortion bans

Births continued a historic slide in all but two states last year, making it clear that a brief post-pandemic uptick in the nation’s birth numbers was all about planned pregnancies that had been delayed temporarily by COVID-19. https://northdakotamonitor.com/2024/05/18/the-number-of-births-continues-to-fall-despite-abortion-bans/Only Tennessee and North Dakota had small increases in births from 2022 to 2023, according to a Stateline analysis of provisional federal data on births. In California, births dropped by 5%, or nearly 20,000, for the year. And as is the case in most other states, there will be repercussions now and later for schools and the workforce, said Hans Johnson, a senior fellow…
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Private Programs Provide Access to Birth Control. They Can Also Deprive Women of Choice

If you’re an undocumented immigrant in Tennessee, you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to birth control. You can’t get an abortion—it’s been banned with very limited exceptions since 2022. You can’t get services from state public-health clinics, which lost federal funding with the abortion ban. The state has backfilled the funding, but a Tennessee law prohibits that money from being used for family-planning services for people without legal status.https://time.com/6978873/step-ahead-birth-control/
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