Letter to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Re: Costa Rican IVF Ban


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The Costa Rican media recently reported1 that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights communicated report No. 85/10, the preliminary report for Case 12.361, to Costa Rica on August 23, 2010. This report establishes that decision No. 2306 of 2000 of the Costa Rican Constitutional Court, prohibiting in vitro fertilization (hereinafter IVF) violated the right to be free from arbitrary interference with one's private life, the right to found a family, and women's right to equality.

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