While the Uruguay legislation decriminalizing some abortions is welcome, it is not a panacea for the women of that country. The new law, with its requirement that a woman appear before a hospital panel to justify her decision, mimics the practice in effect in New York before 1970. Hospitals then...Read more
An historic ruling was decided on Wednesday that makes Uruguay the second country in Latin America to allow unrestricted first-trimester abortion. Last month, Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies just barely passed a bill permitting abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with 50 to 49 votes, and...Read more
For more than two decades, advocates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come together on September 28th to demand governments decriminalize abortion, provide access to safe and legal abortion services, and bring an end to the stigma faced by women who have had an abortion. This year, two...Read more
For more than two decades, advocates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come together on September 28th to demand governments decriminalize abortion, provide access to safe and legal abortion services, and bring an end to the stigma faced by women who have had an abortion. This year, two...Read more