Landmark ruling in “Causa Justa” lawsuit will help remove barriers to abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation.
Statements from the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Constitutional Court Decision Decriminalizing Abortion in Colombia
02.21.22 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Constitutional Court of Colombia issued a ruling decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks gestation, a move expected to further eliminate barriers to legal abortion and help to end criminal prosecution of women and girls, as well as abortion providers. Colombia becomes the eighth country in Latin America and the […]
Ganan las mujeres: Corte Constitucional de Colombia elimina el delito del aborto hasta la semana 24, tras fallar a favor de la demanda del Movimiento Causa Justa.
El 21 de febrero de 2022, la Corte Constitucional decidió eliminar el delito de aborto hasta la semana 24 de gestación, y mantiene la aplicación de las causales después de ese tiempo establecido, conforme con la Sentencia C-355 de 2006, en la que se despenalizó parcialmente el aborto en tres circunstancias específicas: Cuando la continuación […]
A publication on the benefits of abortion decriminalization for girls and adolescents in Colombia.
As the Colombian government has tried to restart its aerial fumigation program with a herbicide called glyphosate, the Center for Reproductive Rights has published a report showing that the herbicide used in the program had negative effects on people’s reproductive health and making public policy recommendations to maintain that government program stopped. The Center supports […]
The decision whether or not to have children does not belong to any armed group, to the State or to anyone else but the women themselves. The Center presented this report on reproductive violence to the Colombian Truth Commission that was created after the signing of the peace agreement between the FARC-EP and the Colombian […]
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.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Reproductive Rights has been on the front lines of ensuring that reproductive health services are prioritized—through advocacy, policy development, and the creation of new programs and research initiatives.