In June 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost 50 years. With this decision, the U.S. joined a handful of autocratic, anti-democratic countries bent on denying human rights and restricting abortion—while the rest of the world is expanding abortion access. Since then, many states have enacted new legal restrictions, in some cases extreme enough to effectively ban abortion entirely. While rights vary state by state, overall people in the U.S. now have less reproductive freedom—with Black, indigenous and people of color facing the greatest barriers to bodily autonomy.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Deslizamiento hacia el nacionalismo cristiano: La expansión global de CPAC a México
La Conferencia de Acción Política Conservadora (CPAC), con sede en Estados Unidos, un evento conocido como nexo para el activismo de derecha, realizará su primer foro en México.
Upholding migrants’ sexual and reproductive rights in Bolivia
Ipas Bolivia is supporting health centers to offer free sexual and reproductive health care to undocumented migrants and training health-care providers in care that is sensitive to the needs of this population.
Notes from the field: Mexico City 15 years after law change
In Mexico City this week, I got a renewed sense of what it means to make reproductive rights a reality.
Abortion decriminalized in Colombia: both a win and a starting point
‘She had done nothing wrong’
How abortion rights advocates cleared the name of Manuela in a landmark case in El Salvador
Mexico’s Supreme Court declares criminalizing abortion unconstitutional
Hidalgo becomes third state in Mexico to legalize abortion
The Mexican state of Hidalgo made history on June 30 when it became the third state in the country to legalize abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Hidalgo joins the states of Oaxaca and Mexico City in changing its laws to guarantee the reproductive rights of women.
In Bolivia, free telehealth consultations on sexual and reproductive health
‘A great victory’
In historic shift, Argentina legalizes abortion
The tireless work of abortion rights advocates paid off on Dec. 30 when Argentina’s senate voted to legalize abortion—an historic shift after the senate rejected a similar bill just two years ago.
Across Bolivia, Ipas materials will help public schools teach sexual violence prevention during the pandemic
Young women and girls in Bolivia are facing a rise in sexual violence since the COVID-19 pandemic began—and Ipas has partnered with the country’s ministry of education to tackle the problem.
‘Everyone is welcome at my hospital’
An abortion provider in Mexico on why everyone deserves access to comprehensive services Dr. Georgina Díaz Orozco is a doctor and Ipas-trained abortion provider in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is also one of the few providers in the state of Jalisco to offer abortion care after the first trimester—due to stigma, most doctors will not perform […]
Capacitando a trabajadores de farmacias en México para apoyar el autocuidado relacionado con el aborto
Misoprostol, un medicamento utilizado para inducir el aborto, es fácil de acceder en la mayoría de las farmacias de México y puede obtenerse sin receta. Esto significa que muchas mujeres eligen el autocuidado del aborto, y que trabajadores de farmacias desempeñan un papel decisivo para asegurar que las mujeres puedan comprar misoprostol sin tener que […]