After jailing women, Bolivia weighs legalizing abortion

The nation’s top court is scheduled to meet Monday to review a constitutional challenge to the country’s abortion laws and to other policies that impede women’s access to a full range of human rights. A positive decision would mean that for the first time in 41 years, Bolivian women meeting certain conditions for an abortion would be free from criminal sanctions.

Year: 2013

Authors: Kane, Gillian

Languages: English

Regions: Latin America

Countries: Bolivia

Topics: Advocacy, Human Rights, Laws & Policies, Media/PR