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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Abortion Still Criminalized and Unsafe in Most of Latin America

The Guardian: Latin America still a bastion of draconian anti-abortion laws, by Annie Kelly:

The region has the world's highest rate of unsafe abortions, and pro-choice activists are not only up against the law, but also have to convince health professionals

In 2007, a battle was won in the bitter fight to decriminalise abortion in Latin America when Mexico City passed groundbreaking legislation that allowed any woman to access abortion on request up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.

Latin America remains a bastion of draconian anti-abortion legislation, where the termination of a pregnancy is almost universally considered a criminal act. . . .

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