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Standing with Severina

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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 Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender issued a press release on this case, […]

Argentina Issues Landmark Ruling on Abortion Rights

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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 […]