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Chile Moves Toward Easing Abortion Ban

Chile Moves Toward Easing Abortion Ban Since 1989, abortion has been prohibited under any circumstance in Chile due to a law enacted under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.  This week, legislators took a key [...]

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Chile’s Health Commission Moves Abortion Bill Forward

Chile’s Health Commission Moves Abortion Bill Forward (PRESS RELEASE) This evening the Health Commission of Chile agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women access to safe and legal abortion services in cases [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws

U.N. Committee Calls on Uganda to Reform Abortion Laws (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Ugandan government to reform and clarify its laws severely [...]

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Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services

Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services Center for Reproductive Rights Files Case Against Ministry of Health in High Court of Kenya (PRESS RELEASE) Kenya’s Ministry of Health is undermining women’s constitutional rights and contributing to [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile

U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile (PRESS RELEASE) Following a review of Chile’s human rights record on economic, social, and cultural rights, a United Nations committee has called for Chile to quickly approve [...]

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New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide

New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide Rep. Nita Lowey and more than 100 other Representatives sponsor new legislation that puts an end to future presidents [...]

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Helms Hurts

A 41-year-old U.S. policy prevents millions of women worldwide from accessing safe, legal reproductive care. For Roselyn, a reproductive health care worker in Uganda—where abortion is legal in some circumstances but very difficult to access—death [...]

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