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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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Silence and Denial Don’t Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita’s Death

What do Malta and Ireland have in common, that is in addition to being under strong Catholic Church influence and that the women living there are taking the toll (as always)? They are also both members of the EU. 

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Malta Votes for the Right to Divorce; Philippines May Follow Suit

Despite pressure from the Catholic Church, voters in Malta asked for the legal right to divorce. This leaves the Philippines as the only country where divorce is illegal, but maybe not for long. 

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