Costa Rica’s IVF ban: Why does Supreme Court have jurisdiction over president’s recent decree?
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Costa Rica’s IVF ban: Why does Supreme Court have jurisdiction over president’s recent decree?

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Two attorneys on Tuesday asked a human rights court to intervene on behalf of couples fighting Costa Rica's ban on in vitro fertilization, over a recent challenge to a…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree

Zach Dyer - October 17, 2015

In the latest curve of Costa Rica’s roller coaster process to legalize in vitro fertilization, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has thrown out several challenges…

Costa Rica responds to human rights court on IVF suspension
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Costa Rica responds to human rights court on IVF suspension

L. Arias - October 16, 2015

Costa Rica’s government submitted an official report Thursday evening to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) about its progress in legalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. The San…

Costa Rica high court admits challenge to IVF decree
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Costa Rica high court admits challenge to IVF decree

L. Arias - October 8, 2015

Costa Rica's high court threw a wrench in President Luis Guillermo Solís' attempt to legalize in vitro fertilization and comply with an international court order. On Wednesday, the…

President Solís legalizes IVF despite doubts from the Caja 
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President Solís legalizes IVF despite doubts from the Caja 

Zach Dyer - September 11, 2015

After years of court battles, legislative wrangling and consultations with medical organizations, in vitro fertilization is once again legal in Costa Rica. President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree…

Costa Rican plaintiffs disappointed, but not surprised, by president’s IVF proposal
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Costa Rican plaintiffs disappointed, but not surprised, by president’s IVF proposal

Zach Dyer - September 5, 2015

They have fought for 15 years for the right to access in vitro fertilization in their home country, and last Thursday was supposed to be a happier day.…

Costa Rican president presents draft decree to legalize in vitro fertilization
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Costa Rican president presents draft decree to legalize in vitro fertilization

Zach Dyer - September 3, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís presented draft language Thursday morning that would legalize in vitro fertilization 15 years after the procedure was banned in Costa Rica by the…

After legislative inaction, Costa Rican President Solís’ IVF pledge will be put to the test
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After legislative inaction, Costa Rican President Solís’ IVF pledge will be put to the test

Zach Dyer - August 28, 2015

Costa Rica’s legislature ended its latest session Thursday without any major victories for President Luis Guillermo Solís. Nevertheless, Presidency Minister Sergio Alfaro was sanguine during a press…

Documentary on Costa Rica’s battle over IVF airs Saturday
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Documentary on Costa Rica’s battle over IVF airs Saturday

Zach Dyer and Jill Replogle - August 22, 2015

UPDATE: Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 This story has been updated to reflect new air dates for the documentary “El Deseo Más Grande” on Channel 15. The documentary will…

Pressure mounts on lawmakers to legalize IVF
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Pressure mounts on lawmakers to legalize IVF

Jill Replogle and Zach Dyer - August 20, 2015

Pressure is mounting for Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly to pass a bill legalizing in vitro fertilization before an international court-ordered deadline next month. President Luis Guillermo Solís alerted…