Maternity

Number of abortions in France remains high for 2016

On June 26, the service in charge of statistics at the French National Health Ministry (the “Drees”) published the abortion statistics in France for 2016, noting a slight decrease. Although there has been a slight decline these past 3 years, the number of abortions...

Preventing Abortion in Europe 

On June 22, 2017, Alliance VITA participated in the international seminar on « Preventing Abortion in Europe, Legal Framework and Social Policies”, which was organized by the European Centre for Law & Justice (ECLJ) in Brussels. Every year, 4 million European...

Over-the-Counter Access for Birth Control Pills: What’s the Rush?

On April 17, 2017, a French group called « Libérez ma pilule” : (Free the Pill) published an open letter addressed to pharmaceutical labs, the French Health Products Safety Agency and the European Medical Agency (EMA), to request OTC (over-the counter) marketing of...

« Essure® »: Controversial Female Sterilization Device

“Essure” is a small metallic coil-shaped birth control device which is permanently inserted into each fallopian tube. The resulting inflammation and scar tissue build-up thus creates a barrier, which theoretically provides permanent female sterilization. Numerous...

US refuses to fund United Nation Population Fund over abortion issues

On April 3, 2017, the US State Department announced that it is halting funding for the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) for the year 2017, because of China’s family planning policies. The decision to withhold funding of the UNFPA was based on the fact “that...