In Colombia, constitutional court votes to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks

By Joe Parkin Daniels, 22 February 2022
Constitutional Court of Colombia (photo credit:
Constitutional Court of Colombia (photo credit:
Colombia has decriminalised abortion during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, adding to a recent string of legal victories for reproductive rights in Latin America.The South American country’s constitutional court ruled five against four to decriminalise the procedure [...]. Previously, abortion in Colombia was allowed only where there was a risk to the life or health of the pregnant mother; the existence of life-threatening foetal malformations; or when the pregnancy was the result of rape, incest or non-consensual artificial insemination.
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