Abortion and Human Rights in Central America




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Arguedas Ramírez, Gabriela

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This essay aims to show that the nations of Central America must create access to safe and legal abortion as well as promote a political dialogue on the subject that is based on reason andscience, rather than religion.Not only does prohibiting abortion constitute a violation of women's human rights, but, based on international human rights law as well as the minimum duties of civil ethics, failing in to provide such access or dialogue would mean failing to meet the standards of a legitimate democratic state.


Translated from Spanish to English by Gabriela Argueda-Ramírez and Allison B.Wolf

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América Central, Aborto, Derechos humanos, Abortion, Human Rights, Women, Democracy, Ethics, Central America