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9/16/2009 - Australian Faces Up To Seven Years for Abortion
Tegan Simone Leach, a nineteen-year-old Australian woman, faces up to seven years in prison for allegedly facilitating her own abortion....

8/3/2009 - Medical Abortion Pill Mifepristone Approved in Italy
The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) has approved mifepristone, also known as RU-486, for use through the seventh week of pregnancy....

12/15/2008 - Vatican Denounces Fertilization Treatments and Stem Cell Research
The Vatican issued a comprehensive doctrinal ethics guide Friday that reaffirms opposition to contraception, in vitro fertilization, embryonic stem cell research, genetic testing, and cloning....

2/17/2006 - Australian Parliament Moves to Make RU-486 Available
An effective ban on RU-486 in Australia ended this week when the Australian House of Representatives passed a bill to remove Health Minister Tony Abbot's veto over the drug....

2/10/2006 - Australia Moves Closer to Allowing Mifepristone Access
The Australian Senate passed a measure this week that will increase womens access to mifepristone....

11/4/2004 - Over 1,000 Women Hospitalized For Back-Alley Abortions in Portugal
Health statistics reveal that over 1,000 Portuguese women were hospitalized last year as a result of complications from back-alley abortions....

9/30/2004 - Majority of Portuguese Want Abortion Law Reformed
A recent poll shows that nearly 77 percent of Portuguese want a new referendum on Portugal's restrictive abortion laws....

8/30/2004 - Women on Waves Ship Blocked from Portugal Harbor
The Women on Waves ship, traveling to Portugal to bring attention to the nation's punitive abortion policies, has been blocked from entering Portuguese waters....

11/6/2003 - Women on Waves Cleared of Accusations in Poland
After a four-month-long investigation, Women on Waves has been cleared of charges of breaking strict abortions laws by of performing illegal abortions in Poland and by introducing the abortion pill mifepristone (RU 486) into the country....

7/3/2003 - Women on Waves Investigated for Missing Abortion Pills
As Women on Waves finishes its historic trip to Poland, Polish police are investigating the group for distributing the abortion pill mifepristone (RU 486), which is illegal in Poland....

6/27/2003 - Women on Waves Performs First Abortion in International Waters
Women on Waves successfully performed the first abortion in international waters off the coast of Poland yesterday....

3/21/2003 - Latin America: Anti-Abortion Laws Drive Women to Use Ulcer Drug
Latin American women are terminating unwanted pregnancies by taking the cheap ulcer medication Cytotec, the Associated Press reported....

4/29/2002 - Hollywood Squares Helps Afghan Women
Many of the brightest women stars in film, television, and music gathered on the set of host Whoopi Goldbergs "Hollywood Squares" game show to tape a weeks worth of programs to benefit the Feminist Majority Foundations (FMF) Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls....

11/3/2000 - Vatican Denounces RU 486
The Vatican has denounced the sale of RU 486 (also known as mifepristone) and has suggested that Catholic chemists refuse to sell the pill as conscientious objectors....

10/23/2000 - Manila Mayor Against RU-486
Manila mayor Lito Atienza has stated that he will arrest anyone who attempts to ship the abortion pill RU-486 into the city, dubbing the pill as a do-it-yourself murder kit....

7/14/2000 - Vancouver RU 486 Doctor Receives Death Threat
The day after Dr....