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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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Abortion in Argentina: Fact and Fantasy

Nadia Berenstein examines the reality of illegal abortion in Argentina, where reproductive health and rights depend on privilege.

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Mexico City Makes Abortion Rights History in Latin America

On April 24, 2007, the Mexico City Legislative Assembly decriminalized abortion during the first 12 weeks of gestation. The capital city, a federal district similar to Washington, DC, now has one of the most progressive laws on abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean; after only Cuba, Guyana and Puerto Rico; and sets an important precedent for Latin America.

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Reflections on Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban

Andrea Lynch shares candid reflections from Evelyn Flores Mayorga from Puntos de Encuentro on the Nicaraguan total abortion ban—how it passed into law and what has happened since then.

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Contraception in Mexico

Mexico, the second most populous country in Latin America, has a critical need for contraception, but is unable to meet the demand due to social and economic factors. Access and education must be improved so that women may live in dignity—and equality with men.

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