4 Latin American Women Denied Abortion After Rape Take Cases To U.N. Human Rights Committee
The Guardian: Latin American rape survivors who were denied abortions turn to U.N.
“Four women from Latin America whose lives were put at risk when they were not allowed abortions after being raped as girls are taking their cases to the U.N. human rights committee. The women, from Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Guatemala, filed cases against their governments on Wednesday for failing to provide appropriate health care and denying them abortions, even when it was their legal right to have one. … As well as seeking compensation, the women want the committee to compel the three governments to reopen their cases and amend policies and laws that discriminate against women and girls. The move throws a spotlight on the restrictions placed on women’s reproductive health and rights in the region…” (Ford, 5/29).