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Pope says Catholics should not have to procreate ‘like rabbits’
Everyone's favorite pope
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Pope says Catholics should not have to procreate ‘like rabbits’

AFP - January 19, 2015

Pope Francis appealed Monday for responsible parenting and said that good Catholics should not have to procreate "like rabbits." The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics said…

Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims
Health
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Health
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Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission last week approved the drafting of a bill that would allow the use of the emergency contraception method known as the…

Crime
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Student raped in Costa Rica says study abroad programs need to reassess sexual assault protocol

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2014

A University of Massachusetts student raped during a study abroad trip to Monteverde said that her case should be a wake-up call for educational institutions sending their…

Abortion and politics on the campaign trail
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Abortion and politics on the campaign trail

Gary Lehring - February 20, 2014

Last week, National Liberation Party presidential candidate Johnny Araya tried to claim the mantle of family values, accusing opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís of having a different position…

Archive
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Anti-abortion parade brings 200,000 Catholics to San José

Tania Lara - November 16, 2013

After a week of protests and strikes in Costa Rica’s capital city, Ticos took the streets Sunday morning, this time to protest abortion.  “Caminata por la Vida…

Archive
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Costa Rican woman denied therapeutic abortion petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - August 28, 2013

A Costa Rican woman who was denied a therapeutic abortion in November filed a petition last Thursday against the Costa Rican government at the Inter-American Commission on…

Archive
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Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights

Zach Dyer - August 10, 2013

Social conservatives came out in droves Saturday morning for a “pro-family” march, days after sexual diversity leaders anticipated possible court decisions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

Archive
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Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

Nicole Rogers - August 21, 2009

MANAGUA – Women and girls are dying in Nicaragua because of a law that puts a fetus’ right to life above that of the mother, according to…

Archive
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Costa Rica priests to forgive abortion

Gillian Gillers - February 13, 2009

Starting next week, it will be easier for women who have had abortions to seek forgiveness from the Catholic Church. From Feb. 25 to April 19, one…

Archive
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New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban

Nica Times - July 25, 2008

The Strategic Group for the Depenalization of Therapeutic Abortion last week filed the first in a new series of motions of unconstitutionality before the Supreme Court to…

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