On 21 May 2019, an obstetrician-gynaecologist was found guilty of obstructing a legal abortion in Argentina. The young woman, who was 19 years old at the time, requested an abortion due to rape and was admitted to hospital with contractions. … Continued
Here are photos on the red carpet outside and inside at the Cannes Film Festival, of members of Argentina’s abortion rights movement, who were there for the film to compete for an award as a documentary. Here is a report … Continued
Six years after being denied a legal abortion, the Mexican Supreme Court released a unanimous ruling on 15 May 2019 in favour of the legal stay presented by GIRE. The ruling confirms that the denial of abortion when a woman’s health is at risk is not only a violation of this right, but also a violation of her right to life, personal integrity, non-discrimination and reproductive autonomy. The ruling emphasized that “risk to health” not just “risk to life” was grounds for this right.
A provision that may lead to the complete criminalisation of abortion is moving forward in the Brazilian Senate. Another major battle to preserve our rights is taking form and women´s reproductive rights are at high risk. On 16 April 2019, … Continued
Ecuador first banned abortion in 1837, when the country established its original penal code. Since 1938, when exceptions were created for women whose health is in danger and in cases of rape when the victim is considered mentally disabled, the … Continued