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In Our Own Hands: What U.S. Women Can Learn from Self-Use of Medication Abortion Worldwide

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights have challenged a new state regulation they argue threatens to make medication abortion unavailable in the state.

There is much we can learn from our sisters in the Global South who, rather than trying to gain access to services that all too often do not exist or fail to treat them well, are obtaining pills to induce abortion and taking them at home without seeing a health provider.

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The Politics of Abortion in Latin America

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk.

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk. Here’s why.

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The Chilean Safe Abortion Hotline: Assisting Women With Illegal, But Safe, Misoprostol Abortion

Chile is estimated to have one of the highest abortion rates in all of Latin America, but it has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world. Abortions are banned under all circumstances, including saving the woman’s life. Naturally, this has forced women to seek abortions outside of the law, with varying levels of safety. That’s why the Chilean safe abortion hotline was launched in 2009. 

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September 28th: Day for Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America

www.28deseptiembre.org

The legality of abortion in Latin America varies from country to country. The one constant almost everywhere is the inaccessibilty of a safe, legal procedure.

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Are Women’s Rights on Agenda in Latin America?

For all of President Barack Obama’s pledges that he stands for universal human rights, the fundamental rights of women are likely to be left off the table when he visits leaders in Latin America this week.

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Reflections of an Ex-Catholic

We are all looking for a sense of community and somewhere to belong, but I won’t belong to a church that believes that I have no rights.

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Thousands Protest Chilean Court Decision Limiting EC Access

On April 4, the Constitutional Court of Chile banned the free distribution of emergency contraception. The reason: the Court claims this method is “abortive,” despite unequivocal World Health Organization information to the contrary.

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Ignorant Church: Analyzing Opinions of an Archbishop

The Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz, shared his thoughts on sexual and reproductive rights in a recent interview with the most important and conservative Chilean newspaper.

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Birth Control and Social Investment in Latin America

Latin America has been consistently reducing its fertility rates during the past decades. Moises Russo explains how countries should take advantage of demographic momentum.

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Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention

As HIV continues to spread, the search for new and effective methods of prevention continues. Male circumcision is one of the proposed strategies, and shows potential in countries where circumcision rates are low and HIV prevalence is high.

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