In a major step forward for reproductive rights in Bolivia, women and girls can now access safe, legal abortion in the first eight weeks of pregnancy under a broad range of circumstances. This historic law change, enacted on 15 December … Continued
Article 153 on abortion in the draft criminal code was approved on September 28 in the Chamber of Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Bolivia.It allows abortion up to eight weeks of pregnancy without penalty if the woman is … Continued
In August seven women accused of abortion in five cities were arrested, compared to two cases in the past seven months. Five other people were also arrested as accomplices. Doctors, who filed the complaints in the majority of cases … Continued
Abortion is currently illegal in Bolivia except in cases of rape, incest and risk to the woman’s health. Until recently, these abortions had to be approved by a judge. Clandestine abortions are therefore common. The Women’s Hospital of La Paz … Continued
“Give women 22 weeks to decide”, “Not just one legal abortion per woman…” were among the demands presented by advocates from the National Pact for the Decriminalisation of Abortion in Bolivia, a group of 50 organisations from all over the … Continued
A proposal for reforming the law on abortion is making “a lot of noise” in Bolivia, according to one media source. The President of the Bolivian Senate, José Alberto González, confirmed to the media on 10 March that the proposals … Continued
Ipas Bolivia has launched a new initiative to increase women’s access to safe, legal abortion services in the public health system ̶ an important step forward just two years after Bolivia’s highest court ruled to end a requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortions.