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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

Burkina Faso cotton producers
22 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Cottoning on to contraception

Cotton producers have emerged as unlikely allies in our efforts to reduce resistance to contraception in Burkina Faso.

Cottoning on to contraception

FP2020
21 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at...

Valerie DeFillipo’s...

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at Family Planning 2020 at the passing of Founding Executive Director Valerie DeFillipo

Treatment in protective clothing
15 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Getting back to normality after Ebola

The latest World Health Organisation report on Ebola reveals an uncertain and variable situation in Sierra Leone and the West Africa region.

Getting back to normality after Ebola

Yemen update
08 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update on services in Yemen

Our team are continuing to provide life-changing health services where possible, as aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Update on services in Yemen

Young people Papua New Guinea
30 Mar 2015 | Young people

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Gaining insight into how we can better serve growing youth populations is critical. In Papua New Guinea, a filmmaking project has...

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Dr Frimpong
27 Mar 2015 | Family planning

Tribute to Dr Frimpong: a pioneering supporter in Ghana

Dr Fred Gbagbo, Director of Medical Services for our Ghana programme, pays tribute to their pioneering supporter, Dr...

Tribute to Dr Frimpong: a pioneering supporter in Ghana

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