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Honduras locks in permanent ban on abortion

Honduras locks in permanent ban on abortion

The country's government has approved a constitutional reform that will make it virtually impossible to legalise abortion in Honduras.  Less than a month after the historic moment for women’s rights in Argentina, whereby the country became just the third in Latin America to legalise abortion, Honduras has moved to permanently...

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The legal state of abortion worldwide in 2021

The legal state of abortion worldwide in 2021

Attitudes towards the ever contentious pro-choice/pro-birth debate have shifted varyingly over the last 25 years across the globe. In 2021, here’s where different regions currently stand on the legality. A week after Argentina secured a huge milestone for pro-choice campaigners by becoming the largest Latin American country – and only the third one in the region – to legalise abortion, consumer data mogul Statista has released a definitive record...

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Are ‘pre-polluted’ babies the new normal?

Are ‘pre-polluted’ babies the new normal?

Researchers find microplastics in human placentas, calling the presence of the particles 'a matter of great concern.' Just when you thought our plastic pollution problem couldn’t get any worse, Italian researchers have found microplastics in the placentas of human fetuses. While we don’t yet know the health implications of this finding, the researchers concluded that the presence of these particles “is a matter of great concern.” Microplastics are small pieces of...

Sesame Street unveils new Rohingya muppets to help refugee children

Sesame Street unveils new Rohingya muppets to help refugee children

The US children's show has created twins Noor and Aziz to deliver early years education to Rohingya children living in the world's largest refugee camp. Sesame Street is no stranger to stepping back from the sunny, carefree world of kid’s entertainment, often reflecting on the raw reality of life for vulnerable children. The show, which just last year debuted a new initiative providing free resources for community providers...

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Argentina poised to deliver Latin America’s biggest abortion rights win

Argentina poised to deliver Latin America’s biggest abortion rights win

Argentine lawmakers have taken a huge step towards legalising abortion, fulfilling President Fernández' promise to make women's rights a central pillar of his government. On course to becoming the first major Latin American country to legalise abortion and just the fourth in the region where the practice is not prohibited, it appears Argentina may be about to deliver a historic win for women’s rights after legislation was passed by the...

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