Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) is an international network of physicians advocating for access to safe, comprehensive, evidence-based reproductive health care. By creating opportunities for doctors to engage in local reproductive health initiatives that effect policy change and by providing them with additional opportunities to learn from other physicians’ experiences, GDC contributes the powerful physician’s voice to global advocacy efforts promoting reproductive health and rights, including safe abortion. GDC has action centers in Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, and South Africa, and a coordinating team in the United States. Learn more about Global Doctors for Choice.
Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) urged the El Salvadorean president of the legislative assembly and the president of the commission of legislation and constitutional points to overturn the conviction of aggravated homicide and the associated 30-year prison sentence for Evelyn Beatriz. As her lawyers stated, this young woman was a victim of repeated rapes, which she did… Read more »
When Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) heard about a movement to criminalize abortion for fetal abnormalities, GDC proactively urged the Polish President, Speaker of the Sejm (Polish Parliament), and Prime Minister to protect current legality of abortions for fetal abnormalities and to reject any future proposals to change this. Receiving a diagnosis of a fetal abnormality can be… Read more »
In support of an initiative by two Brazilian groups – el Partido Socialismo e Liberdade (PSOL) and Anis – Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) sent a letter to the Brazilian Supreme Court urging the decriminalization of abortion in Brazil. According to these two Brazilian groups, the criminalization of abortion does not hold up under the… Read more »