In vitro case goes to trial
From the print edition
Costa Rica will have to defend its 11-year ban on in vitro fertilization before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in San José, the daily El País reported. The court set a tentative hearing for early September.
The case stems from a 2001 suit filed against Costa Rica with the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Human Rights Commission by 10 couples after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) banned the practice in 2000. Costa Rica is the only country in the Western Hemisphere to ban the technique, which the Sala IV ruled violates the rights of unborn children.
In 2011, Laura Chinchilla’s government tried to pass several bills that would allow the practice in Costa Rica, but each died in the Legislative Assembly.
Ombudswoman Ofelia Taitelbaum has said she will file an amicus brief in the case explaining the necessity of allowing in vitro fertilization in the country, El País reported.
You may be interested
Victorious Champions coach celebrates Costa Rica-style: ‘This is pura vida’Katherine Stanley - May 27, 2018
Costa Rican superstar goalie Keylor Navas has made his mark on the field for Real Madrid, but also on the…
5 questions for Costa Rican artist Rossella MatamorosElizabeth Lang - May 27, 2018
Using art in all its possible expressions has motivated Rossella Matamoros for more than two decades. At home in Costa Rica…
Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions titleKatherine Stanley - May 26, 2018
Costa Rica's star goalie, Keylor Navas, continued his historic march through world football as his club team, Real Madrid, won…