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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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Chile to Pass Historic Bill

Chile to Pass Historic Bill that Decriminalizes Abortion in Certain Circumstances Chile to Pass Historic Bill that Decriminalizes Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal voted 6 to 4 to pass an abortion [...]

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Chile Makes History

After a decade of advocacy by the Center and partners, Chile is lifting its total abortion ban. [UPDATE] In a monumental victory for women’s reproductive rights in Chile, the government’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to decriminalize [...]

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Chile’s Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Chile’s Senate Passes Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) After more than two years of Congressional deliberations, today the Chile Senate passed an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in [...]

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Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion

Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the Dominican Republic's Senate (Congress’s upper chamber) voted against advancing a penal code that would allow women access to safe abortion services in cases of [...]

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Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform

Inter-american Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform Center for Reproductive Rights, Isabel Allende, and Miles Offer Powerful Testimony on Importance of Decriminalizing Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates advocated for the [...]

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Justice for Francisca

The Center successfully pursued the first-ever forced sterilization case of a person living with HIV in Latin America. For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives. For Francisca, [...]

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21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

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Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman [...]

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Chile Senate Advances Abortion Bill

Chile Senate Advances Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Chile Senate voted to advance an abortion bill that if enacted will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual [...]

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Chile’s Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

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

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Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill

Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Cámara de Diputados (House) agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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