In 2020, Marie Stopes global provision of abortion fell by 40%. They provided 2,800,000 abortions compared to 4.6m in 2019. The original 'target/goal' for 2020 was 5m abortions. The CEO's remuneration has fallen by 43% from 2018, down to £244,000 from a high of £434,000.
Marie Stopes Australia (MSA) says that more than 5% of the medical abortions it provides, fail to complete. Meaning that 1-in-20 women will have fragments of the baby and/or placenta remaining in their womb after taking both sets of the tablets, mifepristone and misoprostol. These women will need to seek further treatment to prevent ongoing... Continue Reading →
Foreign Aid Budget Cut. MSI Reproductive Choices, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and UNFPA have each lost significant levels of funding from the UK taxpayer. The Government has decided to withhold £131 million of previously agreed funds from UNFPA and has informed MSI and IPPF that £70m expected in June 2021 for its flagship Women’s Integrated... Continue Reading →
Government has decided to withhold £131 million of previously agreed funds from UNFPA and has informed MSI and IPPF that £70m expected in June 2021 for its flagship Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme will not be paid. We welcome these funding cuts. https://christianconcern.com/comment/do-not-use-my-taxes-to-pay-for-abortion-overseas/
Caroline Gazet, UK Clinical Director for MSI Reproductive Choices, says that she is both saddened and angered by the term ‘DIY abortion’. This made me smile. It is ironic for a senior member of the Marie Stopes team to complain about others using such terminology to describe abortion at-home when they themselves are fixated on... Continue Reading →
What is the Global Gag Rule and if you are a UK taxpayer, or a pro-life supporter, why should you care about political issues in the USA? My takeaway: It’s time to stop using our UK taxes to fund international NGOs in their provision of and campaigning for abortion on-demand across Africa. Less than two... Continue Reading →
When your global strategy is to promote and enable self-managed medical abortion, even in places in which the national laws prohibit this, then you need catchy slogans to justify your actions to your supporter base. How about these two: Harm reduction.Conscientious provision. In most countries, even in those in which the abortion law is relatively... Continue Reading →
On International Safe Abortion Day, September 28th, Marie Stopes International held a public webinar, during which one of its presenters stated that self-managed medical abortion using drugs from pharmacies across India is not legal. This is important because MSI has been reporting for many years that its operation in India provides at least 40% of... Continue Reading →