President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure
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President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure

L. Arias - December 9, 2015

Costa Rica’s executive branch backed down Tuesday from a bill to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF), saying it would wait for separate rulings from the Supreme Court and the…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers

L. Arias - November 30, 2015

Six plaintiffs are asking Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, to throw out a constitutionality challenge to an executive decree that would legalize in vitro fertilization…

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 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
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…

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…

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
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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…

Costa Rica’s expanding definition of family gets nod from president
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Human rights
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Costa Rica’s expanding definition of family gets nod from president

Zach Dyer - June 15, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday expressed support for Costa Rican families regardless of the form they take, including those seeking children via in vitro fertilization. The president’s…

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