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Uruguay’s House of Representatives Allows First Trimester Abortions, But Imposes Other Barriers

Activists from the Aborto Legal campaign demonstrate outside the House of Representatives during the bill’s deliberation.

Uruguay’s House of Representatives voted 50-49 to allow abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy but the bill is far from what Uruguayans had hoped for.

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Women’s Reproductive Rights Under Threat in Colombia

Prenatal care in rural Colombia in 1981. Image: UNICEF/ UN Photo

Despite a landmark ruling five years ago – when Colombia’s Constitutional Court decriminalized abortion in cases of rape, fetal abnormality or to save the mother’s life – less than 0.5 percent of procedures are carried out legally each year. 

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Unconscionable Policies, Dangerous Politics

The HHS provider conscience expansion is just one example of an insidious effort by religious right groups to tip the balance away from patient access to care and toward conscience exemptions without consequences.

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Lesbian Refused IVF Treatment in California

A case before the California Supreme Court, brought by a woman refused in vitro fertilization by her doctors because she is a lesbian, serves as a reminder that medical discrimination is still a real threat for many Americans.

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