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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

Counselling in Nigeria
04 Jun 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Doubling our FP2020 pledge

Our CEO, Simon Cooke, comments on the news that Marie Stopes International will double its FP2020 commitment, pledging to reach 12 million new...

COMMENT: Doubling our FP2020 pledge

Victoria in MSI Bolivia clinic
20 May 2015 | Family planning

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children...

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life-changing choices in La Paz

08 May 2015 | Family planning

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently launched a new film that explores what contraception means to a young woman from Dakar and features...

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

Touba crowds
01 May 2015 | Family planning

Blessed are the family planning providers

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal...

Blessed are the family planning providers

Update from Yemen
29 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update from Yemen

Despite the conflict and unrest that is crippling parts of Yemen, our team in the country is still continuing to provide many women with family planning and...

Update from Yemen

28 Apr 2015 | Centres

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

The following information has been gathered via contact with team members in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal, following...

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

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