The struggle for free, safe and legal abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean has been one of the key uniting issues for movements in the region as across the board, access is severely restricted
Apart from the capital Mexico City and southern province of Oaxaca, in the rest of the country, abortion is illegal.
Ending a pregnancy in case of sexual abuse or when the woman’s life is at risk, has been the law of the land since 1940
Religious fundamentalists attempted to invade a health center in the city of Recife in a bid to prevent the procedure. The child earlier had to travel over 1,800 km after she was denied her legal right in her home State
The National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, gave the call for the demonstration on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary
This is the first time that a head of state in Argentina will present a bill of this nature and it will be a significant breakthrough for the long-demanded abortion rights in the country.
Argentine women, activists, feminist movements and social organizations celebrated the announcement by President Alberto Fernández to present a bill to decriminalize abortion in the country
Newly elected Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez has repeatedly expressed support for the movement and has called legal abortions a public health issue.
Alberto Fernández froze the price of basic public services, reduced the prices of medicines, announced special bonuses for retirees, special and underprivileged people, suspended the ban on the sale of abortion pills
Oaxaca is the second state after the capital Mexico City to decriminalize elective abortions
The proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape was defeated in Ecuador’s National Assembly after it obtained only 65 votes as opposed to the mandatory 70