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In Latin America and the Caribbean, Unmet Need for Contraception and Unsafe Abortion Are Widespread

January 22nd marked the 39th anniversary of one of the most significant legal decisions of the 20th century, Roe v. Wade. This landmark ruling from the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion and changed the course of history for women in this country. Yet women in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to struggle for this basic reproductive right.

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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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Sex Ed Lessons from Southern Neighbors

A United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting concluded last week with unequivocal support for comprehensive sex education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to help stem the HIV epidemic and promote overall health.

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Catholic Aid Organization’s Subversive Support of Latin Americans

Tolerance, apparently, is Enemy Number 1, especially in places where the Catholic Church’s sphere of social and political influence is intact, but waning.

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A Plan for Women’s Rights for a New Bolivia

As countries around the world celebrated International Women’s Day last week, the Bolivian government launched a new equal rights and opportunities plan for women.

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Roundup: McCain Squirms in Silence on Birth Control Question

Watch video of McCain squirming for eight long seconds in response to a birth control question, Birth control prices continue to rise, Catching up on RH issues in Latin America.

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Ackowledging Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Latin American Constitutions

Most Latin American countries do not explicitly acknowledge sexual and reproductive rights in their Constitutions. But some Constitutional Courts have still been able to find protection for legal abortion and other reproductive health issues.

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A Better Health Agenda for the Americas

The new “Health Agenda for the Americas” is more significant for what it omits: sexuality education, safe abortion access, emergency contraception, and measures to combat domestic violence, than for what it addresses.

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RealTime: Uruguayan Senate Passes Abortion Bill

The Uruguayan Senate voted Tuesday to decriminalize first-trimester abortions. President Tabare Vazquez has threatened to veto the bill if it passes the House of Representatives.

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Show Me the Evidence

Population Research Institute's latest piece of propaganda can't understand the difference between forced abortion and legal abortion.

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