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Thousands march in pro-life demonstration through San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Thousands march in pro-life demonstration through San José

The Tico Times - August 31, 2019

Thousands of people participated Saturday morning in a march "por la vida" in downtown San José. Wearing light blue as they demonstrated in the capital city, the…

The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government
Drug Policy
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Drug Policy
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The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government

AFP and The Tico Times - April 3, 2019

The morning-after pill, taken to prevent pregnancies, caused friction between the authorities of Costa Rica. The Ministry of Health intends to restrict its sale while the National…

Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices
Abortion
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Abortion
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Abortion in Latin America: four women’s voices

Lucia Lacurcia / AFP - September 4, 2018

To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalize abortion following…

Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold
Abortion
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Abortion
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Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold

AFP and Tico Times - July 7, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado asked this week to postpone a discussion about abortion rights, warning legislators that it will polarize the country and distract from other important issues,…

Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws
Health
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Health
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Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws

Julia Ríos / AFP - February 19, 2018

The recent liberation of Salvadoran woman Teodora Vásquez after 11 years of prison for having an abortion has drawn increased attention to the dramatic situation faced by…

Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father

The Tico Times - February 25, 2017

The recent accusation against a father who allegedly raped and impregnated his 12-year-old daughter has generated waves of controversy through Costa Rica. In the midst of a growing…

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Results of a survey conducted by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) found that most Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues related to society and human…

UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape

L. Arias - April 2, 2016

A committee from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recommended that Costa Rica should review its legislation on abortion in cases of rape, incest…

With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills
Global
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Global
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With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - February 18, 2016

The emails arrive at an accelerating pace. Once sporadic, they now come in an incessant stream of 40, 45 or 50 per day. Most are in Spanish…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
Global
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Global
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…