BANKE/BARDIYA, July 16: A tragic incident in Gulariya Municipality-2 has left the community in shock, as a five-month pregnant woman, 30-year-old Sanju Dhobi, lost her life after refusing to undergo an abortion. The police investigation has led to the arrest of Om Prakash Yadav, a 41-year-old resident of Gulariya Municipality-1, on charges of murdering Sanju on October 7, 2022, near Jabdighat in Gulariya Municipality-4.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 26: An Indiana board decided Thursday night to reprimand an Indianapolis doctor after finding that she violated patient privacy laws by talking publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio.

WASHINGTON, July 2: President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide.

WASHINGTON, June 25: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women's constitutional right to abortion, a decision condemned by President Joe Biden that will dramatically change life for millions of women in America and exacerbate growing tensions in a deeply polarized country.

SURKHET, Feb 22: Ten to 20 per cent among the women undergoing safe abortion in Karnali Province are teenage girls, the Ministry of Social Development of the province government stated.

12 daughters, and still waiting for a son

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BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 19: Sharmila Jaisi, a local of Tajkot Katel Gaun, got married at the age of 16. Sharmila, who is now 35 years, has conceived 12 babies so far. She has given birth to seven babies and has undergone abortion five times.

ROLPA , Sept 8: At least 12 health institutions including Rolpa District Hospital in Rolpa provide safe abortion, a non-surgical abortion that is done by using medicines, for unwanted pregnancy of up to nine weeks free of cost. The hospital and two primary health centers also provide safe clinical abortion, which is done by using medical equipment, for fetus up to 12 weeks for free.

Let the girls live

August 10, 2019 00:05 am

Why has not Nepal had a female prime minister yet? Because she was possibly aborted.  A country whose half of the population is comprised of women does not yet allow them to exploit their full potential which is why they have not been able to contribute to the country’s development.  Most think women are not as capable as men. Here is the irony.

KHOTANG, May 22: Abortion by unregistered health workers is increasing in Khotang. The District Hospital, Khotang on Tuesday held an interaction on safe abortion where the issue of this illegal practice carried out by unregistered health posts was also discussed.

Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet at the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let It Be Law.” The documentary depicts Argentina’s battle to legalize abortion.

BANKE, May 15:  A 13-year-old girl in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city in Banke who conceived a baby after being sexually exploited by yet-to-be-identified person has her life at stake after she attempted an unsafe abortion.

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DUBLIN, Jan 1: Abortion services have been introduced in the Republic of Ireland today following a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the country’s strict laws.

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PALPA, Dec 24: The number of women receiving abortion services has increased by 25 percent in the past one year in the district, according to the record maintained by District Health Office, Palpa.

BAJURA, Dec 9: Two years ago, Shristi Sharma, 21, conceived while she was not married yet. She got extremely worried not knowing what to do. Her boyfriend, with whom she tied the nuptial knot last year, also could not think of any idea either. However, the couple finally decided to get an abortion.

Making abortion socially acceptable

October 5, 2018 08:45 am

Abortion has been a topic of much debate for years now. While ‘pro-life’ supporters argue that ending an innocent life is always felonious, their adversaries or the ‘pro-choice’ supporters argue that banning abortion means taking away a woman’s reproductive choice and civil rights on her own body. Both of these opinions are constantly featured in different forms of media with different sets of arguments backing them up and the general public’s perception of abortion is heavily influenced by such arguments. And although abortion has been legal in Nepal since 2002 AD, it is still considered a ‘taboo’ in many families and communities.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: “Unsafe abortions cause the deaths of some 47,000 women each year and a further five million suffer some form of temporary or permanent disability,” said the UN Human Rights Council Working group, on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice.

ARGENTINA, Aug 26: The Argentine Coalition for a Secular State is trying to strip the Catholic Church of its political power in Argentina.

DADELDHURA, Aug 1: The feeling of shame regarding abortions that existed in the rural parts as early as a few years ago is gradually changing. Those who used to ostracize women for aborting their babies have started encouraging them for safe abortion these days.

Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Reflection on abortion

June 2, 2018 00:42 am

I feel proud that health workers and activists in Nepal were far ahead of people of Ireland in terms of ensuring abortion rights.

DUBLIN, May 27: Ireland’s prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of “a quiet revolution” in what was once one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries after a landslide referendum vote to liberalize highly restrictive laws on abortion.

DUBLIN, May 26: Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations.

The people of Ireland will vote on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world.

LALITPUR, May 2: The number of women visiting Lubhu-based Primary Health Center in Lalitpur for safe abortion is on the rise.

ROLPA, Feb 26: An international non-government organization has courted controversy for allegedly interrupting on the legal safe abortion service by the government.

MUGU, Feb 5: With the coordination of various government authorities, District Health Office (DHO), Mugu has announced to extend its safe medical abortion service in the rural parts of the district. However, the negligence of women, especially in remote areas, has made it challenging for DHO to provide the service.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Five years ago, twelve years old Rina Dahal (name changed) of Dhading ran away from home and came to Kathmandu along with her friends. Though she used to work in a Thamel-based restaurant, she didn't earn enough to pay the rent of her room. This ultimately pushed her to the street life. The ill-treatment of the hotel owner and other staffs compelled her to quit her job.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Despite legalization of abortion in Nepal since 2002, more pregnant women in Nepal still opt for unsafe abortion that’s again by unapproved or untrained service providers, a study shows.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Despite legalization of abortion in Nepal since 2002, more pregnant women in Nepal still opt for unsafe abortion that’s again by unapproved or untrained service providers, a study shows.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Police on Tuesday arrested a man for his alleged involvement in murdering his female partner with whom he was having an illicit relation while her husband was abroad. He reportedly took such extreme measures after repeated attempts of abortion failed.

KHOTANG, Nov 17: The District Children Welfare Committee(CWC), Khotang handed over five thousand rupees to the family of Talkumari Rai as financial support to care for her children.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 26: Safe abortion directives require drug stores to sell abortion pills only on the prescription of a doctor. However, Population Services International (PSI), an INGO, has been found promoting the use of such pills where doctors are scarce, through orientation trainings for medical store operators.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: The orientation and training given to pharmacy workers on using of abortion pills have accordingly resulted negative impact at a time when scores of women are losing their lives due to incorrect consumption of abortion pills.

SURKHET, Oct 23: A girl of about 13 entered a medical store at Pushpalal Chowk, Nepalgunj and asked whether abortion pills were available.

PALPA, July 7: A sharp drop in distribution of freely available condoms at private and government health facilities of Palpa district has caused a rise in the number of women seeking abortion, showed the data provided by the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Palpa.