Honduras needs progressive reform of abortion law to advance women’s human rights, say UN experts

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Honduras needs progressive reform of abortion law to advance women’s human rights, say UN experts

GENEVA (28 April 2017) – Honduras must allow wider scope for legal abortions in new legislation due to be put to the country’s parliament, so that women and girls can enjoy their full human rights to sexual and reproductive health, UN experts* have urged.

A Consultative Commission in Honduras is currently finalising its opinion on a reform of the penal code which the Congress will subsequently vote in plenary in the near future.

Continued at source: UN Office of the Human Rights Commissioner: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21549&LangID=E