May 2016 is for us a month full of symbolism. It was ten years ago when the history of abortion in Colombia changed forever. The Constitutional Court recognized abortion as a fundamental right of all Colombian women on three grounds: when the pregnancy poses a risk to life or health of the woman, when there is severe fetal malformation and when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. Thanks to this ruling, abortion is for all Colombians a fundamental right.
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Statement by Krystyna Kacpura, Executive Director, Federation for Women and Family Planning
Colombia’s Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre has urged the country’s Congress to decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The high number of illegal abortions in the country has sparked much debate on the need to reform abortion laws in Colombia.