SSRN has posted a new article, Access to Information on Safe Abortion: A Harm Reduction and Human Rights Approach. According to the abstract the article explores claims that the international norms protecting the right of access to information includes the right to give and receive information for self-administration of misoprostol (RU-486).
The author, Joanna Erdman, is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Toronto; Co-Director of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme at the University of Toronto; and Director of the Health Equity and Law Clinic.
According to its website, the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme seeks to advance rights relating to reproductive and sexual health; promote greater understanding of how laws and policies inhibit the protection and promotion of reproductive and sexual health; and improve collaboration among specialists in law, medicine, health service administration and public health, on development and application of laws and policies to protect and promote reproductive and sexual health.
The Health Equity and Law Clinic (HEAL Clinic) was established in 2007 within the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme. A clinical legal education course, the HEAL Clinic provided upper year and graduate students with an opportunity to explore the role of the law in shaping equitable health policies and practices in domestic, regional and international contexts.