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The global gag rule: Women’s health at risk in Latin America?

Just three days into his presidency, on January 23, 2017, Donald Trump reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. The executive order, also known as the Mexico City Policy, prohibits all U.S. federal money from funding international organizations that provide information about or support abortion rights.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

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Zika and the Right to Abortion

In Brazil, the possibility of pregnant women with Zika having access to abortion has not entered the public debate.

Jacqueline Pitanguy

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The Reproductive Rights Debate in Latin America

While the overall landscape for reproductive rights showed little change in 2014, there is evidence of glacier-like movement toward easing restrictions on abortion.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

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Abortion and Reproductive Rights in Latin America: Implications for Democracy

Latin American countries have some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws and policies in the world, particularly with regard to abortion. In part this stems from not recognizing reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. However, imposing legal restrictions on abortion does not reduce the likelihood that women will seek this reproductive health service. Instead, harsh laws compel women to risk their lives and health by seeking out unsafe abortions.

Inter-American Dialogue, Center for Reproductive Rights

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The Public Debate Over Private Lives

In this article of Americas Quarterly, Joan Caivano and Jane Marcus-Delgado look at abortion access and reproductive rights in Latin American countries.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

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