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Latin America: women fight for abortion rights

In Latin America, it is estimated that more than four million illegal abortions are carried out each year and that 13 percent of maternal deaths are caused by abortion-related complications.

Women from across the continent have long been engaged in the struggle for reproductive choice. Since 1990, September 28 has been marked as the Day for the Decriminalisation of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean, and this year news emerging from the region is particularly encouraging: