Today marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. This was a major victory for women and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates in the U.S. because it finally placed the decision to terminate a pregnancy where...Read more
Today marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. This was a major victory for women and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates in the U.S. because it finally placed the decision to terminate a pregnancy where...Read more
The Dominican Republic made history this week when it decriminalized abortion in certain cases after hours of intense debate. The text of the approved legislation permits abortion in cases of rape, incest or malformations of the embryo. It also establishes that “the interruption of pregnancies...Read more
The Dominican Republic made history this week when it decriminalized abortion in certain cases after hours of intense debate. The text of the approved legislation permits abortion in cases of rape, incest or malformations of the embryo. It also establishes that “the interruption of pregnancies...Read more
Once again, we've had a year of ups and downs, a year of strong stands for women's rights and crushing defeats. Here's a quick run-down of some of the most memorable moments of 2014: - Last month, the Chamber of Deputies in the Dominican Republic put forward a measure to reinforce- and strengthen-...Read more
“To be a woman of reproductive age in El Salvador is dangerous.” – Lilian Sepúlveda, Center for Reproductive Rights Cristina knows the truth behind this statement all too well. A few years ago she suffered a miscarriage during a wanted pregnancy, resulting in loss of consciousness and her baby. Her...Read more
“To be a woman of reproductive age in El Salvador is dangerous.” – Lilian Sepúlveda, Center for Reproductive Rights Cristina knows the truth behind this statement all too well. A few years ago she suffered a miscarriage during a wanted pregnancy, resulting in loss of consciousness and her baby. Her...Read more
Recently, I was in the Dominican Republic to visit our Member Association Profamilia and learn more about the state of sexual and reproductive health and rights in a country whose paradise-like environment belies deep pockets of poverty. During the three days I spent with Profamilia, I met doctors...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
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