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…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court strikes down decree on IVF legalization, orders lawmakers to act
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court strikes down decree on IVF legalization, orders lawmakers to act

AFP and The Tico Times - February 3, 2016

The fight to legalize in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica faces yet another setback after a high court struck down a recent decree by the administration of…

Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead
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Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead

Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever | The Washington Post - November 28, 2015

Investigators in Colorado Springs worked on Saturday to determine what prompted the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic that resulted in the deaths of three people, including…

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…

Pope Francis allows for expanded forgiveness for abortions
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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…