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From fear to freedom: Mexico’s abortion reforms

When Fernanda Garcia went to hospital with pain and bleeding after taking medication to end her pregnancy, a nurse threatened to report her and...

Thousands march for abortion rights in Latin America

Thousands of women took to the streets across Latin America on Tuesday to demand abortion rights, a practice largely prohibited in the region.

Movement aims to legalize abortion in Costa Rica, sparking protest

The movement proposes that women can freely decide if they can have an abortion, up to the 14th week of gestation.

Health Ministry approves protocols for therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s therapeutic abortion protocol is not a new law, nor does it reform any current laws.

President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica

"With this we seek to settle a historical debt with the women of this country. ... This decision is to save women's lives and protect their health." 

Costa Rican government fighting misinformation about abortion norms

Therapeutic abortions have been permitted by Costa Rican law for almost five decades in instances when the pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant woman.

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

“The technical norm is not an opening for free abortion nor does it extend the law," said Alejandra Acuña.

Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica

Many doctors fear performing a therapeutic abortion because of the lack of a protocol that establishes the procedures to follow

Thousands march in pro-life demonstration through San José

The marchers carried anti-abortion signs and implored that President Carlos Alvarado not sign a change to the Criminal Code.

Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead

Two women who were forced to carry nonviable pregnancies to term want to prevent other women from suffering the same fate.

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