Columbia Celebrates One Year of Liberalized Abortion Ban

Today marks the one year anniversary of the landmark Constitutional Court decision that liberalized Columbia’s abortion law. The majority of the Court (5-3) ruled that abortion should not be considered a crime when a pregnancy threatens the life or health of the woman; in cases of rape or incest; or when fetal malformations make life outside the uterus unviable. This case was the first to use international human rights arguments to advocate for legalized abortion.

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