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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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Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications (PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years [...]

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Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban. On Thursday, Congress refused to amend the abortion law in adopting a new penal [...]

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Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, [...]

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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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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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U.N. Committee: El Salvador Must Repeal Total Abortion Ban

U.N. Committee: El Salvador Must Repeal Total Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) El Salvador should repeal its total abortion ban and pass a law that decriminalizes abortion in limited circumstances, according to the United Nations Committee [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal [...]

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New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America

New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America (PRESS RELEASE) Since the Pan America Health Organization issued its Zika advisory in November 2015, online requests to Women on Web for [...]

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Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) [...]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. about the human rights violations women in El Salvador suffer [...]

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55 Members of Congress Call on Secretary of State John Kerry to Review Cases of Salvadoran Women Wrongfully Imprisoned for Pregnancy Complications

55 Members of Congress Call on John Kerry to Review Cases of Salvadoran Women Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 55 Member of Congress [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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