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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

FFD
22 Jul 2015 | Family planning

MSI joins crucial Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa

Last week the key players in funding for development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third...

MSI joins crucial Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa

Grant Shapps visits BLM
01 Jul 2015 | Centres

UK Minister sees community impact of family planning on visit to...

Last week, our team in Malawi welcomed the UK’s Minister of State for International Development, the Rt....

UK Minister sees community impact of family planning on visit to Malawi

100 Million Day celebration
24 Jun 2015 | Family planning

100 Million Day: Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

This year, somewhere in the world, we will reach our 100 millionth client. Every one of our 100 million clients has...

100 Million Day: Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

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19 Jun 2015 | Family planning

Appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and...

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President,...

Appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development

Ouagadougou Partnership visit to Niger
17 Jun 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during Ouagadougou Partnership visit to...

At the end of April 2015, our programmes in Senegal and Niger hosted visits from donors and other key...

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during Ouagadougou Partnership visit to Niger

Client counselling in Burkina Faso
10 Jun 2015 | Family planning

One big push for family planning in Burkina Faso

Last month, Burkina Faso celebrated national family planning week and Marie Stopes International Burkina Faso played a starring...

One big push for family planning in Burkina Faso

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