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…

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…

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…

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Anti-abortion parade brings 200,000 Catholics to San José

Tania Lara - November 16, 2013

After a week of protests and strikes in Costa Rica’s capital city, Ticos took the streets Sunday morning, this time to protest abortion.  “Caminata por la Vida…

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Costa Rican woman denied therapeutic abortion petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - August 28, 2013

A Costa Rican woman who was denied a therapeutic abortion in November filed a petition last Thursday against the Costa Rican government at the Inter-American Commission on…

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Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights

Zach Dyer - August 10, 2013

Social conservatives came out in droves Saturday morning for a “pro-family” march, days after sexual diversity leaders anticipated possible court decisions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

Nicole Rogers - August 21, 2009

MANAGUA – Women and girls are dying in Nicaragua because of a law that puts a fetus’ right to life above that of the mother, according to…

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Costa Rica priests to forgive abortion

Gillian Gillers - February 13, 2009

Starting next week, it will be easier for women who have had abortions to seek forgiveness from the Catholic Church. From Feb. 25 to April 19, one…

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New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban

Nica Times - July 25, 2008

The Strategic Group for the Depenalization of Therapeutic Abortion last week filed the first in a new series of motions of unconstitutionality before the Supreme Court to…