Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Results of a survey conducted by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) found that most Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues related to society and human…

UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape
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Costa Rica
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UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape

L. Arias - April 2, 2016

A committee from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recommended that Costa Rica should review its legislation on abortion in cases of rape, incest…

With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills
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Global
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With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - February 18, 2016

The emails arrive at an accelerating pace. Once sporadic, they now come in an incessant stream of 40, 45 or 50 per day. Most are in Spanish…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Pope Francis allows for expanded forgiveness for abortions
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Pope Francis allows for expanded forgiveness for abortions

Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Michelle Boorstein | The Washington Post - September 1, 2015

Pope Francis said Tuesday that during a special "year of mercy" he's designated that all priests would have the right to hear confession for abortion — a…

In El Salvador, Nicaragua, abortion can mean death or jail
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In El Salvador, Nicaragua, abortion can mean death or jail

Jurriaan van Eerten - May 16, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — María was in her second year of university. She had a boyfriend and used the pill. Nevertheless, she missed her period for…

Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws
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El Salvador
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Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws

AFP - April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Four activists were arrested Friday at El Salvador's embassy in Washington as they protested against prison sentences handed down to Salvadoran women for having allegedly…

Costa Rica violates women’s human rights in therapeutic abortion cases, say complaints at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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Costa Rica violates women’s human rights in therapeutic abortion cases, say complaints at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - February 20, 2015

The deadline has expired for Costa Rica to respond to a claim at the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for allegedly denying a therapeutic abortion…

Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims
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Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission last week approved the drafting of a bill that would allow the use of the emergency contraception method known as the…

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Student raped in Costa Rica says study abroad programs need to reassess sexual assault protocol

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2014

A University of Massachusetts student raped during a study abroad trip to Monteverde said that her case should be a wake-up call for educational institutions sending their…