Standing with Severina

Should women be forced to carry to term a pregnancy with an anencephalic fetus? That is the question the Supreme Court of Brazil will grapple with on April 11, when it considers the long-delayed case known as APDF 54. ANIS: the…

Argentina Issues Landmark Ruling on Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina (CSJN) issued a landmark ruling on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, which forcefully clarifies that a judicial order is not required in order to access safe abortion services when allowed in the law, therefore reaffirming that a woman’s right to privacy is paramount. The Court also applied the principles…