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Efforts To Legalize Abortion Continue In Argentina, Other Countries

The Guardian: The Guardian view on Argentina and abortion: a setback, but not the end Editorial Board “The Argentinian senate’s rejection of a bill legalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy is a cruel disappointment for millions of its citizens. … According to the World Health Organization, 25…

News Outlets Examine Efforts To Legalize Abortion In Latin American Nations

The Guardian: Latin America’s fight to legalize abortion: the key battlegrounds “An estimated 6.5 million abortions take place across Latin America each year. Three-quarters of these procedures are unlawful, often performed in unsafe illegal clinics or at home. Of 33 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, only Cuba, Uruguay,…

Argentina Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion In First 14 Weeks Of Pregnancy

The Guardian: Argentina senate rejects bill to legalize abortion “Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favor, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong…

Argentina’s Senate To Hold Vote On Bill To Loosen Nation’s Abortion Laws

The Guardian: Argentina holds historic abortion vote as 1m women rally to demand change “…On Wednesday, the debate [over abortion in Argentina] comes to a climax when the country’s senate votes on a law decriminalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. If approved, Argentina would become the largest…

IntraHealth International To Expand HIV Efforts To Reach Key Groups In Central America

IntraHealth International: New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries “​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening…

Decriminalizing Abortion In Argentina Represents ‘Human Rights Imperative’

Washington Post: The Senate in Argentina must vote to decriminalize abortion Mariela Belski, executive director of Amnesty International Argentina “Argentina is only days away from becoming a role model in Latin America and the world in the cause of advancing the human rights of women and girls. For that to…

Brazil’s Supreme Court Continues Hearings On Loosening Nation’s Abortion Laws

Washington Post: Tensions flare in Brazil as supreme court considers loosening abortion restrictions “Brazil’s supreme court is considering decriminalizing abortion through the 12th week of pregnancy, stoking activists’ hopes that the country could follow other Latin American nations in loosening abortion restrictions. Hearings on the issue, which began Friday and…

CDC Continues To Work With Countries Toward Hepatitis B Elimination

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC works with countries to identify children infected with hepatitis B virus and generate the evidence for hepatitis B vaccine birth dose introduction Anna Akua Minta, pediatric infectious disease doctor and epidemiologist with the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses U.S. efforts to help ensure countries follow…

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