Topic: Criminalization

When abortion is a crime

This two-page fact sheet is adapted from a 2013 Ipas report investigating the impact of criminal abortion laws on women, their families and health-care providers in three South American countries—Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. 

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Pienselo bien

La campaña Vai pensando aí de Ipas Brasil cuestiona las opiniones del público sobre la ley del aborto restrictiva en Brasil. Year: 2013Authors: IpasLanguages: Regions: [wpv-post-taxonomy...

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Vai pensando ai

No Brasil, o abortamento é muito restringido,  permitido apenas em casos de estupro ou para salvar a vida ou a saúde da mãe. As mulheres que desrespeitam a lei podem ser encarceradas por até tres anos. Ainda assim, a cada ano mais...

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Cuando el aborto es un crimen

Las leyes no deben emplearse para asustar, avergonzar o encarcelar a una mujer por interrumpir su embarazo. Pero en algunos países, el aborto es considerado un crimen y las mujeres son arrestadas y castigadas por el Estado por tomar una decisión sobre su propia salud...

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Safe abortion in Nepal: A success story

Where abortion is illegal, women suffer. Before 2002 when abortion was illegal in Nepal, women were imprisoned, half of all hospital admissions were due to complications from clandestine abortions, and hundreds of women died each year. Ipas worked with the government...

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When Abortion is a Crime: Rwanda fact sheet

This two-page fact sheet is drawn from a report by Ipas and the Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development on the legal and human rights impact of Rwanda’s 2012 abortion law. The report found that Rwandan police...

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