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Mexico’s Abortion Wars, American-Style

Anti-choice activists hand a small child propaganda material in Mexico City.

After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the U.S. “pro-life” movement a coincidence?

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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 Power of Pills: Putting Abortion Back in the Hands of Women Around the World

(Salon)

Fortunately for women, pills have changed the landscape of abortion. Abortion with pills, also known as medical abortion (MA), provides a safe, low cost and easy to use method to terminate pregnancies, and one to which access is increasing in several countries.

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Violence Still Prevalent Despite Progress on LGBTI Rights in Latin America

A lesbian couple kiss in Mexico City after beginning the legal process towards marriage. (Gregory Bull/AP)

After notable progress on protecting equal rights one might be excused for thinking that Latin America is an accepting and safe place to live for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. That would be the wrong conclusion.

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Mexican Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Law, Citing Human Rights

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that despite the strength of the Catholic Church and conservative forces, science, secularism, and human rights are the true basis for deciding whether or not Mexico City’s abortion law should be upheld.

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Mexico City – Now With More Human Rights!

I was born in a city where women died because there was no access to legal and safe abortion. Last week the Supreme Court of Mexico changed all of that, upholding the rights of women to make decisions about their own health and lives.

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Roundup: Private Life, Public Policy, Mexico City’s Quick Evolution, Human Rights for Sex Workers

Bristol Palin’s pregnancy raises questions about Sarah Palin’s positions on contraception and sexuality education; Mexico City’s reproductive health climate evolved dramatically in just three years; sex workers need their human rights respected.

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Roundup: Mexico Supreme Court will Uphold Abortion Law

Mexico Supreme Court will uphold one-year-old Mexico City abortion law; Confusion still remains about John McCain’s anti-choice positions; Pennsylvania asks for federal abstinence-only funds for after school programs.

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Roundup: America is Pro-Choice, More Opposition to HHS Rule

Gallup poll shows America has been steadily pro-choice for two decades; Chorus of opposition to proposed HHS rule continues; Mexico City to revisit legalization of abortion one year later; Study links pre-term births with internal infections.

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Roundup: Should Personal Belief be Protected at the Workplace?

Should personal belief be protected at the workplace?; Sen. Joe Biden never refused communion on basis of his support for abortion rights; One year after legalization Mexico City struggles to provide open access to abortion care; Study finds ideas about sex do not affect HPV vaccine use; ‘Extended cycle’ contraception garnering interest.

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