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Abortion rights and access vary widely across the Americas, but powerful movements for abortion rights are growing. The Green Wave feminist movement began in Latin America and has made historic change on abortion rights in recent years, spreading from Argentina to Mexico, Colombia, and other countries in the region in a cascade of progress for reproductive justice.

Yet many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are still home to the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador have complete abortion bans, while Guatemala and Panama permit abortion only in limited circumstances. And the United States overturned its constitutional protection of abortion rights in 2022, leading to laws that effectively ban abortion in some U.S. states, while others have moved to enshrine abortion rights in state law.

Across the Americas, activists are learning from the successes of the Green Wave and building movements for reproductive justice for all.

Bolivia

United States

Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua

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We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

Our Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Where We Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

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