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…

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

Costa Rica’s Solís considers reinstating IVF by executive decree
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Costa Rica’s Solís considers reinstating IVF by executive decree

L. Arias - July 12, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís said on Friday that he is considering the option of signing an executive decree to reinstate in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures in Costa Rica…

Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Human rights
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Human rights
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Former Costa Rican vice president elected to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Zach Dyer - June 16, 2015

Elizabeth Odio Benito, 75, a Costa Rican lawyer and former vice president, has been elected to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The vote took place Tuesday…

IVF Watch: Inter-American Court of Human Rights demands answers from noncompliant Costa Rica
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Health
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IVF Watch: Inter-American Court of Human Rights demands answers from noncompliant Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 12, 2015

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has ordered representatives of the Costa Rican government to appear at a hearing regarding the country’s noncompliance with a 2012 court ruling calling for the…

Costa Rica government says it will reinstate in vitro fertilization within 6 months
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Costa Rica government says it will reinstate in vitro fertilization within 6 months

L. Arias - May 6, 2015

The administration of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís says it will comply in the coming months with an international court order to reinstate women's right to in…

Shunned by lawmakers, plaintiffs seeking Costa Rica IVF legalization turn to President Solís for help
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Health
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Shunned by lawmakers, plaintiffs seeking Costa Rica IVF legalization turn to President Solís for help

L. Arias - May 6, 2015

A group representing 27 couples who filed a lawsuit against the Costa Rican government for outlawing in vitro fertilization will present President Luis Guillermo Solís with a…

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

Next up for new ombudswoman Montserrat Solano: Costa Rica’s inaction on in vitro fertilization
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Health
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Next up for new ombudswoman Montserrat Solano: Costa Rica’s inaction on in vitro fertilization

L. Arias - October 14, 2014

An attorney representing 22 couples involved in a legal dispute with the Costa Rican government regarding its failure to legalize in vitro fertilization has turned to the country's new ombudswoman, Monserrat Solano…

Abortion and politics on the campaign trail
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Abortion and politics on the campaign trail

Gary Lehring - February 20, 2014

Last week, National Liberation Party presidential candidate Johnny Araya tried to claim the mantle of family values, accusing opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís of having a different position…