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Susanna was young, single, broke and pregnant in southern Texas where, thanks to the state's strict laws, her chances of getting a surgical abortion at a clinic were slim to none. With the help of a friend, some online instructions and quick dash across the Mexican border for some pills, she addressed the issue of unwanted pregnancy in a state where women are finding abortion services too expensive and too far away. Restrictive laws took hold in Texas in 2013, forcing so many clinic closings that fewer than 20 remain to serve 5.4 million women of reproductive age.
By Rebekah Kebede KINGSTON, Jamaica (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Abortion might seem an unlikely topic at a party but in Jamaica, it can be the subject of lyrics that get people dancing and singing along. "If yuh never dash up yuh belly, hold up your hands," a disc jockey might shout out in Patois, meaning "If you've never had an abortion, raise your hands." Abortions are known in Patois with the euphemism "dash weh belly" or dashing away one's belly. Women who have had them are shamed and shunned in much of the island nation's dancehall music.

Signage for GlaxoSmithKline is seen on it's offices in London, BritainGlaxoSmithKline's new inhaled medicine Breo proved significantly better than standard care in a large British study that tested it in everyday use, providing a fillip for the product after the failure of another big trial in 2015. GSK said on Tuesday that the study, which tested Breo in day-to-day practice across the town of Salford, showed it was superior in reducing attacks of serious breathing difficulties in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The success comes after another more traditional clinical trial in September found Breo failed to prolong life in COPD patients.

The logo of Belgian drug, chemical, and plastics group UCB is seen at the entrance of the company's headquarters in BrusselsThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is to review UCB's patent for its epilepsy drug Vimpat, the latest round in a legal battle between the Belgian pharmaceutical company and generic rivals. U.S. pharmaceuticals group Argentum Pharmaceuticals, which challenged UCB's patent, said in a statement late on Monday that the PTO had granted approval for a review of the sole remaining U.S. patent of UCB's Vimpat drug, due to expire in March 2022. The PTO had concluded that Argentum had established a "reasonable likelihood that it would prevail" in showing that certain claims made by UCB in the patent are "unpatentable", Argentum said, adding a decision was likely within a year.

Fewer migrants are dying as they try to cross the Mediterranean Sea, which may reflect better policies for managing the flow of people, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. The toll included 13 in May, none of them occurring on the eastern Mediterranean route between Turkey and Greece, he said. "We attribute this drop in fatalities to the extremely sharp drop in arrivals from Turkey in Greece," Millman said.