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September 2004

NEW ZEALAND POL PROPOSES PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BILL
A bill mandating that parents be notified of a child’s desire to procure an abortion was proposed Monday by the National Party’s health spokesman Judith Collins. New Zealand law was amended in 1977, allowing girls to procure abortions without their parents' knowledge or consent. In 2003, 89 girls age 11 ...
A PORTUGUESE COURT HAS UPHELD A GOVERNMENT DECISION TO REFUSE AN ABORTION BOAT PERMISSION TO DOCK
A Portuguese court has upheld a government decision to refuse an abortion boat permission to dock at any Portuguese port. The Coimbra court added, however, that the boat’s crew were free to come to Portugal and engage in debate on abortion. Rebecca Gomperts, the founder of the Women on Waves ...
INTERNATIONAL: ABSTINENCE WRESTLED WITH IN CHINA
For decades, China’s global reputation for sexual health has been its strict one-child per woman policy. Recently, however, young Chinese women are challenging their peers to remain abstinent until marriage to avoid the painful ramifications of sex before marriage. This summer, several female college students from Beijing and Nanjing created ...

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