An update on abortion pills from the World Health Organization undermines how the US regulates them. The update may make mifepristone and misoprostol more readily available worldwide. But in the US, not much is expected to change. Abortion pills should be widely available and affordable, and don't need to be dispensed by highly trained specialists or in specialty facilities, according to a World Health Organization update published last week. "Conditional use dependent on national law and cultural acceptability risks offering a loophole to governments wary of embracing medical abortion," Lucía Berro Pizzarossa, a researcher at the Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre in the Netherlands, says in the Pacific Standard. "These qualifications give states excuses to, for example, target organizations such as Aid Access that provide the medicines online."
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On Tuesday 4 February 2020 Laurence Gormley, Emeritus Professor of European Law at Groningen, was called as a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple in London.
Vanaf 2020 onderscheidt de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen bijzondere prestaties op het gebied van kennisbenutting met de RUG Impact Award. De prijs wordt uitgereikt in de categorieën onderzoekers en studenten.
The Boards of the NWO domains Science and Social Science and Humanities have approved a project proposal, coordinated by professor of Energy Law Martha Roggenkamp, in the PhD@sea programme.