Ecuador’s National Assembly Approves Bill To Guarantee Right To Health, Improve Access To Reproductive Health Care For Women, Girls, LGBT People, HRW Says
Human Rights Watch: Ecuador’s Assembly Approves Bill Furthering the Right to Health
Ximena Casas, a researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at HRW, discusses the Ecuador National Assembly’s approval of a bill that “would guarantee the right to health universally and comprehensively, including for women, adolescents, and girls, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. It also would guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health care, and provide comprehensive services based on scientific evidence.” Casas notes, “This is an important step toward eliminating barriers to reproductive health care and ensuring that health care services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis, in compliance with international law and some specific recommendations made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health” (9/9).
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