Activists Prostest in Favor of the Decriminalization of Abortion in Bolivia
In-Depth: A Look At Latin America's Harsh Anti-Abortion Laws
By Franziska Castillo | 10/14/2013 - 11:30

This is a story I didn’t want to tell. A story that stabs at the back of my heart, where I like to keep hurts hidden. But it’s not only my story. And so, for all the other women who don’t have a chance to tell this, I have to be the one.


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Texas Abortion Bill Passed in the Senate
Texas Abortion Bill Passed in the Senate
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/15/2013 - 12:29

Texas will soon have a new abortion law to follow.

According to The New York Times, on Friday, the Texas Senate approved the abortion bill which was passed by the Texas House last week. With the Senate's passage, the bill can now be signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry.


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Commentary: Why I'm Pro-Life
Commentary: Why I'm Pro-Life
By Maricela Lupercio | 07/12/2013 - 15:55

As a child from a traditional Mexican-American home, I have always been pro-life. When I was younger I thought abortion was wrong simply because it kills a baby. Working as Director of Latinos4Life, an educational outreach based in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley for the past seven years has given new meaning to being pro-life. I have had the incredible privilege to serve firsthand in the stressful situations men and women find themselves in when facing an unplanned pregnancy and contemplating abortion.


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Commentary: Why I'm Pro-Choice
Commentary: Why I'm Pro-Choice
By Pauline Campos | 07/12/2013 - 15:55

I once overheard a girl talking to her friends about her pregnancy while passing by in the halls of my high school. She said things like "don’t know who the father is this time" and "another abortion" and "my mom doesn't know." Instead of using birth control or condoms to prevent pregnancy, she had apparently decided that taking care of things after the fact with back-alley abortions was good enough. I felt sick hearing her words. And I hated her for the casual manner in which she discussed the life of an unborn baby.


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Flea Market Abortions on the Rise in Texas
Flea Market Abortions on the Rise in Texas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/12/2013 - 13:34

After the House approved a bill on Tuesday to ban abortion, flea market abortions have been on the rise in Texas.

According to MSN Now, women who want abortions can buy drugs to induce miscarriages at an open-air flea market on the Mexican border town of McAllen. Most women who choose to buy these drugs are often too poor to afford an abortion at a clinic or are deterred by some states' 24-hour waiting period.


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Cecile Richards
House Ignores Texans, Approves Dangerous Bill to Virtually Ban Abortion
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/10/2013 - 10:16

More than 1,000 Texans rallied in Houston on Tuesday for Planned Parenthood's "Stand with Texas Women' bus tour stop in a final attempt to stop legislators from passing a bill that could virtually ban abortion. But, their continued protests were unsuccessful.


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11-Year-Old Pregnant Girl in Chile Sparks Up Abortion Debate
11-Year-Old Pregnant Girl in Chile Sparks Up Abortion Debate
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/08/2013 - 14:50

Chile is known for being one of Latin America's most socially-conservative countries. So when the case of a pregnant 11-year-old girl arose, it set off a national debate about abortion.


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Uruguay Abortion Protest
Uruguayans to Vote on Abortion Law
By Amaris Castillo | 06/24/2013 - 18:23

Uruguay’s abortion law was challenged on Sunday. According to the Huffington Post, opponents of the most liberal abortion law in South America were unable to attract enough votes in a consultation ballot to force a national referendum on repealing it.


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One Latina's Terrifying Experience with Latin America's Abortion Laws
My Terrifying Experience with Latin America's Abortion Laws
By Franziska Castillo | 06/03/2013 - 11:39

When the bleeding started, my first thought was—go to the doctor.

Six weeks pregnant, I was still recovering from the upheaval of moving to Mexico to care for my sick mother, while juggling a nine-year-old daughter and work.


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Pro abortion activists in front of the Uruguayan congress in Montevideo
Uruguay Senate to Present Revised Abortion Law
By Samantha Leal | 10/17/2012 - 10:23

Senators in Uruguay will be preparing to present a revised law legalizing abortion, reports Fox News Latino. The measure had already been passed by the Senate once before, but due to Uruguay's lower house making changes, they will now have to vote on the bill again. 


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