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ABORTION: Senior Four student dead

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan senior four student has died as she allegedly attempted carry  out abortion. Brighter Chekwemoi aged 17-years, died on Thursday at Bukwo general hospital where her parents rushed her after she took drugs and started vomiting,  losing a lot of blood. Goretti Chemutai a …

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Biden signs executive order on abortion rights

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday to help ensure access to abortion. Biden, in virtual remarks from the White House, said that the measure responds to “the healthcare crisis that has unfolded” since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade …

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U.S. in “national battle” over abortion rights

Houston, U.S. | Xinhua | A wave of protests and lawsuits has swept the United States after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. A judge on Monday blocked southern state Louisiana from enforcing the abortion ban, while …

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Thousands of Angelinos protest Roe vs Wade overturning

Los Angeles, US | Xinhua | At least four rallies for abortion rights were held in Los Angeles after U.S. Supreme Court made decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The first Los Angeles crowds to protest the ruling began to gather around noon outside the federal courthouse downtown and grew …

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How will abortion rights fight affect U.S. midterms?

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | A recent leak on abortion rights from the U.S. Supreme Court has given Democrats a cause to rally around, which could energize the party’s base for the midterm elections in November. Earlier this week, a leaked document said that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to …

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Boyfriend stabs lover to death for aborting pregnancy

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 17 year-old girl in Gulu city has been stabbed to death by her boyfriend for terminating a pregnancy. The deceased has been identified as Miriam Akello, a first-year student pursuing a certificate in Accounting and Finance at East African Institute For Management Science. The …

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Gulu medics demand regulation of sale of abortion inducing drugs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Gulu district are calling for the regulation of the sale of abortion-inducing drugs. The proposal comes amidst a reported rise in health complications coupled with deaths among teenage girls practicing unsafe abortion. Data from the health department shows that a total of …

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Nurse in Gulu city arrested for procuring abortion

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Gulu city over the weekend arrested a nurse for procuring abortion. Irene Atim who operates a drug shop in Layibi Go-down, Bardege-Layibi division allegedly carried out an abortion on an eighteen-year-old woman identified as Linda Adong, by giving her certain drugs to force …

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High number of teenagers are dying due to abortion complications – MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen-year-old Loyce, a former secondary student in Mayuge district conceived during the lockdown last year. Scared and confused, Loyce decided to perform an abortion. Unfortunately, she developed sepsis and passed away seven days later. Her sister Mary Nabirye says that there was little they could …

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