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November 2004

A Survey of Attitudes to Abortion in South Africa
A survey of attitudes to abortion in South Africa has found that the majority oppose abortion, All Africa reports. The study by the Human Sciences Research Council found that 70% opposed abortion on financial grounds and 56% opposed eugenic abortion. Government policy does not reflect public opinion however and Parliament ...
ISRAELI COURT ORDERS SPOUSAL RIGHTS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES
The Nazareth District Court ruled 2-1 on Sunday that Israel is required to recognize inheritance rights between homosexual couples. The court ruled that since the inheritance law makes an allowance for non-married common-law couples to have inheritance rights, homosexual couples must also be allowed those rights. The clause in the ...
NEW EXCHANGES ON LEGALIZING ABORTION IN KENYA
A battle over legalization of abortion is brewing again in Kenya, after a weekend conference attended by politicians, religious leaders, and non-profit groups recommended an ends to the country's ban on the practice. At the conclusion of the conference, participants approved a statement saying: "Abortion is a complex problem. No ...
IRELAND SUED TO FORCE ABORTION LEGALIZATION
An Irish woman who traveled to Britain to have an abortion is suing the Irish government in the European Union's Court of Human Rights. The woman, referred to only by the initial "D," traveled to the UK for the abortion of one of a set of twins, a baby who ...

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