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TRF Examines Women’s Challenges To Obtaining Legal Abortion In Colombia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In Colombia, abortion is legal but denied to many women, advocates say
“…Colombia, a nation of 48 million people, allows abortion in cases of rape, incest, fetal malformation, if the fetus is at risk, and if the health, both physical and mental, of the mother is at risk. … Yet despite the partial decriminalization of its total ban on abortion a decade ago, millions of women have sought illegal abortions rather than legal procedures, according to one estimate. Obstacles to a legal abortion are placed in their way, campaigners say…” (Moloney, 5/25).

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