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02 Sep 2015 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Pope to temporarily allow forgiveness for abortion

Pope Francis has made a statement that, for the remainder of the Jubilee Year, all priests will be permitted to absolve women of "the sin of abortion" - if they repent with "a contrite heart".

The change represents a temporary relaxation of Catholic rules, and will only begin in December and run until late November 2016. The change will also have no affect on Catholics in England, Wales and Scotland, as priests there can already forgive abortion without seeking permission from a bishop.

A spokesperson for Marie Stopes International said:

“Abortion services are a normal and necessary part of reproductive healthcare, and one in three women in the UK will have an abortion in her lifetime. We do not believe...

Pope Francis has made a statement that, for the remainder of the Jubilee Year, all priests will be permitted to absolve women of "the sin of abortion" - if they repent with "a contrite heart".

Pope to temporarily allow forgiveness for abortion

African and European Members of Parliament visit Senegal
20 Aug 2015 | Young people

MSI Senegal hosts African and European Members of Parliament

Marie Stopes International Senegal demonstrated its impact to a delegation of African and European Members of...

MSI Senegal hosts African and European Members of Parliament

MSI at WAHO Forum
06 Aug 2015 | Family planning

MSI's expertise critical to ending preventable deaths in West...

In West Africa the number of women using a modern contraceptive method can be as low as one in 10, the...

MSI's expertise critical to ending preventable deaths in West Africa

Client undergoing treatment
29 Jul 2015 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

New WHO guidelines could reduce heavy unsafe abortion death toll

On Wednesday 29 July the World Health Organisation (WHO) released some of its most ground-breaking guidance yet...

New WHO guidelines could reduce heavy unsafe abortion death toll

Kayayei in Accra
24 Jul 2015 | Family planning

Empowerment: Women in Ghana take charge of their reproductive lives

As part of FP2020's 'Rights in Action" blog series, we teamed up with USAID to look at how...

Empowerment: Women in Ghana take charge of their reproductive lives

Ghana Accra
25 Mar 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

When Alima was 15-years-old she travelled to the Ghanaian capital to work as a head porter in the market,...

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

13 Mar 2015 | Centres

Dawn Purvis honoured at the UK Sexual Health Awards

Marie Stopes Northern Ireland’s programme director Dawn Purvis has been named Sexual Health Professional of the Year.

Dawn Purvis honoured at the UK Sexual Health Awards

Women waiting for contraception
12 Mar 2015 | Family planning

Our results and impact in 2014

In 2014 our local teams around the world enabled more women than ever to plan their futures and choose when and whether to have children.

Our results and impact in 2014

Simon Cooke in the Philippines
05 Mar 2015 | Family planning

PHOTO GALLERY: Marie Stopes International CEO visits Philippines

Last week, our CEO Simon Cooke spent time with colleagues in the Philippines.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marie Stopes International CEO visits Philippines

International Women's Day
02 Mar 2015 | Family planning

International Women's Day 2015: celebrating women who "...

International Women's Day is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of women...

International Women's Day 2015: celebrating women who "Make it Happen"

Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to...

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

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