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Last month, the government of President Sebastián Piñera of Chile issued rules that could seriously undermine access to legal abortion in the country.
 The rules issued by the Health Ministry, which modify the ones issued under former President…
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Last August, I had the opportunity to testify before the Constitutional Tribunal in Chile, my home country, in support of a landmark law that decriminalized abortion in three circumstances. In my testimony before the court, I spoke about how Chile’s total…
El Salvador protest abortion laws
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Chile’s chamber of deputies decided to side with women and their human rights yesterday, and approved a bill to partly decriminalize abortion. The new law would permit women to have safe, legal abortions if they are victims of rape, if their lives are in…
Demonstrators raie their thumbs in approval during a rally inside congress in favor of a draft law by the government, which seeks to ease the country's strict abortion ban, in Valparaiso, Chile March 17, 2016. The banner reads: "Chile makes history today,
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Emergency Contraception in Chile

A legal attack on a hormone now underway in Chile will help determine whether Chilean teenagers – and older women – are more or less likely to give birth to unwanted children. A group of Chilean parliamentarians is currently seeking to derail Chile’s…
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Commission Calls for Reparations for Thousands Tortured During Pinochet Era

(Santiago) — A Chilean presidential commission has provided an overwhelming indictment of the military dictatorship’s systematic use of torture, Human Rights Watch said today. In a report released last night, the commission collected testimony from…
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(Santiago) — The Chilean Supreme Court has discriminated against a lesbian mother in denying her custody of her daughters on the basis of her sexual orientation, Human Rights Watch said today. “The court deprived this mother of custody of her children…