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Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2019

Costa Rica on Tuesday sent the text of a technical norm that will allow for therapeutic abortions in some instances to the Social Security System (CCSS) for…

Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica
Citizens rights
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Citizens rights
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Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 24, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado pledged to approve in the coming weeks a rule that guarantees access to therapeutic abortions in the case of risk…

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…

Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead

Paula Umaña - March 6, 2018

Part III of a three-part series published in English at The Tico Times by permission of journalism student Paula Umaña; the mentoring program Punto y Aparte; and Semanario Universidad ,…

Therapeutic abortion, part II: paper vs. practice
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion, part II: paper vs. practice

Paula Umaña - February 22, 2018

Part II of a three-part series published in English at The Tico Times by permission of journalism student Paula Umaña; the mentoring program Punto y Aparte; and…

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…

Therapeutic abortion: a Costa Rican right ensnared in doubts and fears
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion: a Costa Rican right ensnared in doubts and fears

Paula Umaña - January 25, 2018

On Nov. 29, 2017, journalism student Paula Umaña published an in-depth feature for the weekly Semanario Universidad as part of Punto y Aparte, a mentoring program for young journalists. The…

Pope Francis allows for expanded forgiveness for abortions
Everyone's favorite pope
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Pope Francis allows for expanded forgiveness for abortions

Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Michelle Boorstein | The Washington Post - September 1, 2015

Pope Francis said Tuesday that during a special "year of mercy" he's designated that all priests would have the right to hear confession for abortion — a…

Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws
El Salvador
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El Salvador
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Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws

AFP - April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Four activists were arrested Friday at El Salvador's embassy in Washington as they protested against prison sentences handed down to Salvadoran women for having allegedly…

Costa Rica violates women’s human rights in therapeutic abortion cases, say complaints at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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Global
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Costa Rica violates women’s human rights in therapeutic abortion cases, say complaints at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - February 20, 2015

The deadline has expired for Costa Rica to respond to a claim at the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for allegedly denying a therapeutic abortion…