BOLIVIA – Legal abortion access expanded in Bolivia: a national grassroots movement to save women’s lives celebrates success

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

BOLIVIA-SOLIDARITY REQUEST: The women of Bolivia are asking for your support!

  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

BOLIVIA – Seven women arrested for abortion this month; doctors plead compliance with the law

  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

Bolivia women’s rights groups hope revised law is a step towards decriminalising abortion

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

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