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*トルコで中絶薬が禁止に

Women on Wavesの本日付プレス・リリースによれば、中絶禁止に向かいつつあるトルコで、このたび安全な中絶薬として使用可能なミソプロストルの店頭販売が禁止されました。

Press release 16-07-2012:

Turkey bans medicines used for safe abortion from pharmacy in move to further restrict access.

While preparing to make abortion illegal, Turkey has just banned Misoprostol from sales in pharmacies, a medicine that women can use themselves to induce a safe abortion[1].

In Turkey, abortion has been legal up to 10 weeks of pregnancy since 1983. In late May, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) publicly declared abortion murder. Since that time, the Turkish government has been preparing a law to ban abortion by restricting it to only four weeks of pregnancy[2], a time at which many women do not even know that they may be pregnant. In different cities across the country, thousands of Turkish women have mobilized and have publicly protested.

Until now, Misoprostol was easily available in pharmacies under the brand name Arthrotec. On its website, Women on Waves displays information that explains how to do a safe abortion with Misoprostol pills in Turkish.

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