Honduras Should Give Women More Access to Abortion

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Honduras Should Give Women More Access to Abortion
Lawmakers Set to Discuss Loosening Notoriously Strict Anti-Abortion Law

April 24, 2017
Sarah Taylor
Women, Peace and Security Advocate, Women's Rights Division

This week, lawmakers in Honduras will have the chance to allow some women access to abortion, reversing restrictions first imposed more than 30 years ago. Under the current law, terminating a pregnancy is illegal and carries a heavy prison sentence, unless the woman’s life is in danger. But Congress is reportedly considering loosening abortion restrictions, although any proposed text is not yet public.

Continued at source: Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/04/24/honduras-should-give-women-more-access-abortion