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Topics: UN Human Rights Council

Ecuadorian National Assembly

Ecuadorian Legislature Debates Legalizing Abortion in Cases of Rape and Fetal Disability



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WB-Ecuador-010919.mp3 The national legislature in the South American country of Ecuador has opened debate on whether to legalize abortion in cases of rape, fetal disability and three other cases. The Ecuadorian National Assembly, Ecuador’s unicameral legislature, began reviewing a set of recommendations from the “Commission of Justice and Structure of the State” to revise the country’s penal code last Thursday. Among the recommendations offered by the Commission was a proposal to legalize “abortion in cases …

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United Nations building

UN Human Rights Experts Demand Legalized Abortion Worldwide



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/WB-UNHRC-on-request-100518.mp3 “States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion,” says a group of U.N. human rights experts. A statement released last Friday by U.N. human rights experts to commemorate something called “International Safe Abortion Day” urged the international community to “guarante[e] access to safe and legal abortion.” The group further exhorted governments to take an active role in securing the availability of abortion by ensuring that women are “given more support and autonomy …

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