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Mexico Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Hailed by the Mexican Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar as "a watershed in the history of the rights of all women, especially the most vulnerable,” the Court issued a ruling advancing abortion decriminalization ithroughout the country.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,Around the World,News

Causa Justa: The Fight to Decriminalize Abortion in Colombia

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its Colombia-based partners are awaiting a decision by the Constitutional Court of Colombia that could decriminalize abortion throughout the country.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,News

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

International Film Festival Features Documentary About Center’s Salvadoran Client

Teodora, a Center client who was unjustly imprisoned under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law, is the subject of a documentary at a human rights film festival.

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,News

Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News
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Honduras Bans Abortion by Amending its Constitution

In a harmful retrogression for reproductive rights in Latin America, last week the Honduran National Congress voted to amend article 67 of its national Constitution in order to prohibit abortion outright. By changing the constitutional language itself, this reform seeks to prevent any future [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers,News

Paola’s Case: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

In Historic Victory, Argentina Legalizes Abortion

In a major victory for reproductive rights in Latin America, abortion is now legal in Argentina. The new law makes Argentina the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion care. Argentine President Alberto Fernández signed [...]

Abortion,Argentina,Around the World,Story

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago. The apology [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Center Calls on Colombia to Halt Use of Herbicide Causing Harm to Reproductive Health

New Research Report by the Center and its Local Partner Shows Negative Effects of Herbicide Used to Eradicate Cocaine Production As Colombia prepares to restart its aerial fumigation program, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners at [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Colombia,Reporting on Rights,News

Justice for Evelyn

  Justice for Evelyn El Salvador frees woman wrongly accused under repressive abortion laws         UPDATE: El Salvador’s attorney general has announced that he is appealing Evelyn’s acquittal. This is the state’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts, Around the World,News

Demanding Accountability

Demanding Accountability Latin America is the only region in the world in which the pregnancy rate for girls under 15 years of age is rising. Most of these pregnancies are the result of rape, frequently [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Peru Apologizes to K.L.

18 years after K.L. was denied an abortion and forced to carry a nonviable pregnancy to term, Peru offers her an official apology. K.L. was 17 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she found [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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