Topic: Religion

How to protect abortion access during constitutional reform, June 2011

This toolkit is designed to help reproductive rights advocates participate in national constitutional reform processes. It looks at the potential consequences of constitutional protection of life at conception and outlines ways reproductive rights advocates can influence the constitutional reform process. It also may be useful for advocates facing constitutional amendments or engaging in litigation.

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When a health professional refuses: Legal and regulatory limits on conscientious objection to provision of abortion care

Health professionals’ refusal to provide service that they oppose on moral or religious grounds is a significant barrier to women’s access to safe abortion and other reproductive health services. This resource contains recommendations for enacting laws and regulations that safeguard women’s access to services while still protecting providers’ rights of conscience. It also provides information on human rights standards that address provider refusal and includes a list of further resources.

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Young women and abortion: A situation assessment guide

This guide focuses on ways to plan, implement, use and finalize an assessment of how young women and their communities relate to abortion, through locally relevant, community and/or youth-led processes. It is designed to gain insights into the local context surrounding abortion care for young women to inform program design and to support meaningful youth participation in project design. It is a global resource for community groups, youth groups, peer educators, trainers, administrators, program managers and technical advisors of abortion care programs.

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Cuando un profesional de la salud rehúsa prestar servicios: límites jurídicos y normativos sobre la objeción de conciencia en los servicios de aborto

La negativa por parte de profesionales de la salud a proporcionar servicios a los que se oponen por motivos morales o religiosos es una barrera significativa para el acceso de las mujeres a servicios de aborto seguro y otros servicios de salud reproductiva. Esta publicación contiene recomendaciones para promulgar leyes y reglamentos que salvaguarden el acceso de las mujeres a los servicios a la vez que protejan el derecho de cada profesional de la salud a la objeción de conciencia. Además, proporciona información sobre las normas de derechos humanos que abordan la negativa por parte de profesionales de la salud, así como una lista de recursos adicionales.

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