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Theme: Liberating women - Removing barriers and increasing access to safe abortion care
14. - 15. September 2018 in Nantes (France)
Lucie Van Crombrugge (1944 – 2017)
It is with a heavy heart we announce you Lucie Van Crombrugge passed away Tuesday night 16th May 2017.
After a short but heavy disease, and no positive perspectives at all, she decided this had been the life she wanted to live.
Lucie was one of the driving forces behind the legislation of abortion in Belgium in 1990. After the legislation, she didn't stop her fight for a more liberal law: she was one of the authors of the deal with Belgian Government to reïmburse abortion, and untill the last weeks she asked for decriminalisation of abortion.
In 1998 Lucie was one of the co-founders of FIAPAC, where she wanted to join forces of abortion providers in Europe and worldwide. She joined the board for many years, but in 2010 she passed on her responsibilities to younger forces. At the last successfull conference in Lisbon she was so glad and amazed her 'child' had grown so big.
Only two years ago, she was awarded for her activism and work for abortion, with a Honorary Doctorate at the University of Brussels.
Lucie was a dedicated abortion advocate, activist and counselor, with a warm heart for women and for her colleagues.
We will miss her a lot, but will honour her by continuing her neverending battle for better abortion care.
Nausikaä Martens, FIAPAC Secretary General
Published in The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care (Vol 2017 – Issue 2)
Sam Rowlands (a) and Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson (b); for and on behalf of the European Society of Contraception Expert Group on Abortion
(a) Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research & Education, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK; (b) Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract: The European Society of Contraception Expert Group on Abortion identified as one of its priorities to disseminate up-to-date evidence-based information on postabortion contraception to healthcare providers. A concise communication was produced which summarises the latest research in an easy-to-read format suitable for busy clinicians. Information about individual methods is presented in boxes for ease of reference.
Link to this article
Statement on 'She decides ...' (published on 9 March 2017)
FIAPAC, the international federation of professionals involved in contraception and abortion care, applauds those countries that have pledged funds over and above their existing aid commitments, to make good the financial deficit caused by President Trump’s ban on US aid to overseas groups that provide abortion or abortion advocacy.
Earlier this month more than 50 countries sent delegates to a meeting in Brussels to discuss the international response to Trump, and they committed 180 million euros to a fund (She Decides) launched by the Belgian Deputy prime Minister as an immediate response to the US administration re-imposition of restrictions of it’s aid recipients. These restrictions have come to be known as the Global Gag Rule.
FIAPAC believes abortion services should be seen as basic health care and are essential in all country settings. The Federation is asking its own members to mark International Women’s Day by calling on their own Governments to commit to the She Decides Fund, and joining the actions of those around the world who are using the day to protest against restrictions on women’s freedom to make their own reproductive choices.
Statement on the situation in Poland (published on 13 April 2016)
Statement of solidarity with the Federation for Women and Family Planning in Poland
Statement on the prosecution of women in Northern Ireland for offences relating to abortion