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Uruguay Set to Legalize Abortion

Uruguay is very close to becoming one of the few countries in Latin America to legalize abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The country's Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of the law on Tuesday…

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the moment that she arrived at the hospital seeking emergency health care, slipping in and out of…

When Women Pay the Price

The Guardian publishes an interesting column from Turkish novelist Elif Shafak about a controversial rape case in her country…

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in 1989 and in love shortly thereafter. They married in 1992, Ileana's three-year-old little girl took Miguel's last name, and the Yamunis became a family. …

Canadian Doctors: “Life Begins at Birth”

Earlier this year, one member of Canada's Parliament tried to start a fire…

Time for Action

In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to go before an international human rights body—that governments have an inescapable…

Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad

07.26.12 - CNN.com is reporting that a pregnant teenager in the Dominican Republic is being denied cancer treatment because of the country's abortion ban…

It’s Not Rocket Science

07.20.12 - In a recent opinion piece from the International Herald Tribune, more evidence of the benefits of low-cost birth control were clearly laid out…

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