Twenty-five years ago, Chile enacted the most restrictive ban against abortion in the world. It is one of six countries that prohibit abortion without exception—even when a pregnancy is the result of sexual violence or endangers a woman's life. Even when the life that’s endangered is that of an 11-...Read more
Twenty-five years ago, Chile enacted the most restrictive ban against abortion in the world. It is one of six countries that prohibit abortion without exception—even when a pregnancy is the result of sexual violence or endangers a woman's life. Even when the life that’s endangered is that of an 11-...Read more
Every year, almost four million women and girls in Latin America risk their lives by having an abortion that is illegal and unsafe. Latin America has the dubious distinction of having the most restrictive laws against abortion in the world—and also the highest incidence of unsafe abortion. The...Read more
Every year, almost four million women and girls in Latin America risk their lives by having an abortion that is illegal and unsafe. Latin America has the dubious distinction of having the most restrictive laws against abortion in the world—and also the highest incidence of unsafe abortion. The...Read more
As a Mexican woman, I wasn't sure I would see the day that safe abortion services became a reality for women in my country. For too long, I witnessed the effects that unsafe abortion has on the lives of women and girls. Each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, an estimated 4.2 million women...Read more
As a Mexican woman, I wasn't sure I would see the day that safe abortion services became a reality for women in my country. For too long, I witnessed the effects that unsafe abortion has on the lives of women and girls. Each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, an estimated 4.2 million women...Read more
Political, health, and human rights leaders from more than 20 countries gathered for the World Leaders Consultation on Safe and Legal Abortion at Airlie Center, Virginia, on March 24-25, 2014. Set against the backdrop of the 20-year review by the United Nations of the Program of Action of the 1994...Read more
In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia. “This court ruling represents an...Read more
In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia. “This court ruling represents an...Read more
This month, Guttmacher Institute released an in-depth study on the relationship between unintended pregnancy and abortion rates in Mexico. Five years ago, abortion became legal in Mexico City, and our local partner, Mexfam, has played a critical role in providing high-quality abortion services...Read more