Declare abortion a public health issue during pandemic, WHO urged

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Charities press World Health Organization to ensure women can get contraception and safe abortions during crisis

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  • The World Health Organization is being urged to declare abortion an essential health service during the coronavirus pandemic.

    In guidance notes issued last week, the WHO advised all governments to identify and prioritise the health services each believed essential, listing reproductive health services as an example.

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