By Samantha Leal | 10/10/2012 - 09:17
A court order announced on Tuesday stopped a rape victim from having an abortion in Argentina, and has ignited controversy in a country where it is legal to have an abortion in the case of rape.
By Fox News Latino | 06/09/2011 - 10:54
A conservative Latino organization plans to place jumbo billboards around California by Friday with a message that targets abortions: “The most dangerous place for a Latino is in the womb.”
“There’s no other place in the United States where over 200,000 Latinos die in a year,” said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, which is sponsoring the billboard campaign.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/21/2010 - 16:00
How exactly does a ten-year-old even become pregnant? That's the same question we were grappling with, and your worst assumptions about how this happened are unfortunately true. A little girl was raped by her stepfather (subsequently charged and in custody) and is now almost four months pregnant in Mexico.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/24/2010 - 09:00
Nicaragua’s total abortion ban is being challenged by a cancer patient who wants to terminate her pregnancy so that she can receive treatment. Doctors at the state hospital in Leon (55 miles west of Managua) have refused to give her medical care because it would harm the 10-week-old fetus. The local paper La Prensa then published the patient’s sister’s request bringing the case to the public’s attention.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/28/2009 - 12:15
Dominican lawmakers voted recently to approve a constitutional amendment that would effectively end legal abortion in the country. Assembly members approved the new Executive Branch article, which states that, “The right to the life is inviolable from conception until death.”
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/26/2009 - 15:50
Looks like the abortion issue will continue to stir controversy among Brazilians. In yet another disturbing case of sexual abuse, a teenage girl has been impregnated by her father. But this time the 13-year-old girl has asked the courts to allow her to carry her four-month-old unborn child to term.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 17:45
Brazilian Minister of Health Jose Gomes Temporao called on those in attendance at a national convention on women's health he hosted to acknowledge the "brilliant" work of the team of doctors who helped a 9-year-old girl abort twins. The doctor received a standing ovation.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/10/2009 - 18:55
We were all pretty shocked to hear the story about the 9-year-old Brazilian girl, who, after years of being raped by her stepfather, wound up pregnant with his twins. Adding insult to injury, the Catholic Church has decided to excommunicate the little girl's mother and the doctors who performed the abortion, "God’s law is above any human law," said regional archbishop, José Cardoso Sobrinho.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/05/2009 - 17:42
Two new studies recently released by reproductive health providers and reported by the New York Times have highlighted the growing trend in Latino communities of young women using over the counter prescription medicine to induce abortions.