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Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights

Thousands of Evangelical Christians, Catholics and social conservatives in Costa Rica mobilized against perceived threats to the "traditional" family and pushed a constitutional amendment to define marriage between a man and woman.

Evangelical lawmaker Justo Orozco to preside over commission studying IVF bill

The religious extremist said he will oppose an IVF bill, despite an order by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Costa Rica to pay $420,000 for banning in vitro fertilization

A draft bill to regulate the procedure will be submitted to the Legislative Assembly in March.

Human rights court orders Costa Rica to legalize in vitro fertilization

The San José-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a ruling Thursday night against the government of Costa Rica condemning its ban on in vitro fertilization. The court ordered the country to legalize the practice, which was outlawed in March 2000 by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV.

Human rights court to rule on Costa Rica in vitro fertilization case

Costa Rica is one of the only countries to ban the practice.

Ombudswoman to ask for lift on in vitro fertilization ban

Costa Rica banned IVF procedures 12 years ago.

Does Costa Rica’s in vitro ban clash with its reputation as a civil liberties leader?

Costa Rica’s in vitro fertilization ban challenged by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

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

Costa Rica priests to forgive abortion

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...

New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban

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

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