Dominican Feminists Mobilize Against Criminalization of Abortion
Published 14 December 2017
by Professor Jose Maria Sison
The Dominican Republic has one of Latin America's highest rates of maternal mortality, with 106 deaths for every 100,000 births.
The Investigation Center for Feminine Action (CIPAF) in the Dominican Republic is calling for public support for its bid to legalize abortion when a mother's life is at risk, when a fetus is deformed, or when a pregnancy is caused by rape.
The CIPAF's demands have been heard by lawmaker Magda Rodriguez, head of the legislative commission on gender equality, and representatives of the Women Ministry, who have previously "showed interest" in the campaign.