Like US, Mexico Faces a State-by-State Divide Over Abortion

Ten of Mexico’s 32 states have decriminalized abortion, most of them in just the past three years. Even in some of those 10 states, for example Oaxaca, activists say they face persisting challenges in trying to make abortion safe, accessible, and government-funded.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 10:24 AM

Republican Candidates Ditch Anti-Abortion Talk on Campaign Trail (OPINION)

Across the country, in key battleground races in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina, Republican candidates are scrubbing abortion language from their campaign websites to avoid alienating voters while stumping on the trail.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

Senate Reacts to Kansas Abortion Vote Ahead of Midterm Elections

After voters in Kansas, one of the most conservative states in the country, rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have allowed state lawmakers to ban abortion, Latino Rebels asked senators if the issue of abortion rights could cost Republicans seats in November’s midterm elections.

  • Aug 3, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

Latina Teen Body-Shamed by Rep. Gaetz Raises $700K for Abortion Funds

Olivia Julianna, a 19-year-old Mexican-American activist, has raised $700,000 for abortion funds days after being body-shamed by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Twitter. “We’re turning hatred into health care,” Julianna told Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • 3:24 PM

Where Latino Members of Congress Stand on Abortion Rights

Latinos make up a small percentage of Congress, a little over eight percent. Of the 45 Latinos currently serving in Congress, 18 (40 percent) represent states where abortion is banned, restricted, or expected to have restrictions soon

  • Jul 25, 2022
  • 4:59 PM

Texas Hospitals Delaying Care Over Abortion Ban, Letter Says

Some hospitals in Texas have reportedly refused to treat patients with major pregnancy complications for fear of violating the state’s abortion ban, the Texas Medical Association said in a letter this week.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona’s ‘Personhood’ Abortion Law

A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 12:13 PM

Abortion Rights Advocates in Argentina Show Solidarity With US Protesters

On Monday, June 27, dozens of reproductive justice advocates marched on the U.S. embassy in Argentina to condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,’ which overturned the landmark 1973 decision in ‘Roe v. Wade.’

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 2:03 PM

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

Hundreds March in Puerto Rico in Defense of Abortion Rights

A green wave of pro-choice demonstrators washed over Old San Juan on Saturday, May 28 —the International Day of Action for Women’s Health— to demand abortion rights be protected in the face of legislative attacks.

  • May 31, 2022
  • 12:03 PM

‘On the Divide’: Documentary Looks at Last Abortion Clinic on US-Mexico Border

Whole Woman’s Health is in McAllen, Texas, a place documentarian Maya Cueva describes as already “post-Roe.” If this clinic closes, the next closest one is over 250 miles away, with checkpoints along the way.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

As US Poised to Restrict Abortion, Colombia, Mexico, Other Nations Ease Access

As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in the opposite direction.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 1:52 PM

Democrats Powerless in the Face of Looming Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

After news broke Monday of a looming Supreme Court decision to overturn ‘Roe v. Wade,’ Democrats vowed to introduce legislation codifying abortion rights. But without filibuster reform, they are unlikely to secure the 60 votes needed to pass such a bill.

  • May 4, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Puerto Rico Senate Attempts to Limit Abortions at 22 Weeks

On Tuesday, March 29, a new anti-choice abortion bill was passed by a Senate commission in Puerto Rico that limits abortions to 22 weeks. Rushed to approval without public hearings, the bill has drawn outrage from the public, female politicians, and medical professionals.

  • Apr 8, 2022
  • 11:42 AM

Salvadoran Women Tell of Unjust Treatment Under Abortion Law

The four women all had sought medical help for obstetric emergencies and each ended up in prison, sentenced to 30 years on aggravated homicide convictions for allegedly terminating their pregnancies. El Salvador is one of the four countries in the Western Hemisphere with total bans on abortions.

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Colombia’s Highest Court Legalizes Abortion Up to 24 Weeks

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia became the latest country in Latin America to expand access to abortion Monday as the nation’s Constitutional Court voted to legalize the procedure until the 24th week of pregnancy.

  • Feb 21, 2022
  • 9:03 PM

Mexican Abortion Advocates Look to Help Women in US

Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support.

  • Jan 19, 2022
  • 2:01 PM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

The Fight in Colombia to Decriminalize Abortion

According to data provided to Latino Rebels by the Colombian Ministry of Health, in the last 10 years over 40,000 Colombian girls have become mothers. Between 2005 and 2017, 502 minors were arrested for seeking terminations, three of them aged 11 and 12.

  • Nov 5, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

Latin American and Caribbean Women Demonstrate in Support of International Safe Abortion Day

Women took to the streets across Latin America and the Caribbean on Tuesday in recognition of the Global Day of Action for access to legal, safe and free abortion. Large demonstrations took place in Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

  • Oct 4, 2021
  • 4:22 PM

Access to Abortion Is Mexico’s Example for Latin America (and Texas)

The most important Catholic country in Latin America is today a feminist reference.

  • Sep 8, 2021
  • 4:29 PM

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