Archive for the ‘Central America’ Category

Chilean call for signatures

José Ignacio Martínez Estay, Vicerrector de Investigación y Postgrado at Universidad de los Andes in Chile, is looking for signatures of American professors on a letter to the editor supporting the right to life from conception to natural death and religious freedom. This is intended to counter pro-abortion letters on the other side that have US […]

Symposium on Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights

The Miami Law Review has published a symposium issue containing papers and talks given at the 2011 conference involving advocates and scholars from 20 countries in North and South America to explore Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights. The introduction to the symposium issue is now […]

Western nations pressuring Latin American nations to liberalize abortion laws

Here is a link to a story from the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute on Western nations who are misusing the UN Human Rights Process to pressure nations in Latin America to liberalize their abortion laws. http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-14/latin-america-pressured-to-liberalize-abortion-laws-under-un-human-rights-process.html This is a part of a worrisome trend of pro-abortions forces attempting to use a non-existent international right to […]

Latin American Conference on Reproductive Rights

The Second Latin American Conference on Reproductive Rights, which will take place on November 28th, 29th and 30th in Costa Rica, is a forum created for the Latin American legal community to gather for dialogue, debate and deliberate around issues and dilemmas that work to protect reproductive rights more effectively in the region. This second […]

New article on Mexican Pharmacies Sale of RU-486

RU-486 has been available and used to induce abortions in Mexico since 2007. It is available from local pharmacies without prescription. A new study, How Often and Under Which Circumstances Do Mexican Pharmacy Vendors Recommend Misoprostol to Induce an Abortion, reports on exchanges between pharmacists and simulated clients (a young woman, an adult woman and […]

New article on abortion trends worldwide

The new issue of International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Rights contains an article entitled Legal Abortion Worldwide in 2008. The article surveys reports from the 77 nations that permit abortion to perserve a woman’s mental or physical health. The article critiques collection of abortion statistics, noting that most “official” reports are incomplete. The United […]