Life or Death Choices for Women Living Under Honduras’ Abortion Ban
Women Tell Their Stories
Amy Braunschweiger, Senior Web Communications Manager
Margaret Wurth, Senior Researcher, Children's Rights Division
June 6, 2019
Lorena (a pseudonym) was arrested after having a miscarriage on suspicion of having an abortion. She’s facing criminal charges. © 2019 Amy Braunschweiger for Human Rights Watch
The calls to La Línea almost always came from panicked women, often crying. “Please answer me!” they begged. “Don’t keep me waiting!” Many said they were calling for a “friend.” All were desperate to know the same thing, forbidden by law in Honduras: how to end an unwanted pregnancy safely.
Sociologist shines spotlight on the forced migration of Honduran women
Aarón Sánchez Guerra, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2017
In an effort to spread awareness of a vast and largely overlooked issue that is focused on Honduran women, feminist sociologist Neesa Medina spoke at an event titled “Deportation and Forced Migration: The View from Honduras” in Park Shops on Oct. 17. The event was co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and organized by the nonprofit Witness For Peace Southeast.
During her speech, Medina described the troublesome climate of being a female in Honduras for students by pointing out that Honduras is one of six countries where abortion is completely illegal. As a result, maternal mortality rate there is high. Women that attempt to get already unsafe abortion procedures and get caught by authorities can be imprisoned for up to eight years. Contraceptives have also been criminalized for the past eight years.
Continued at source: http://www.technicianonline.com/arts_entertainment/article_2e217a12-b9f9-11e7-8255-5b07f704fb4c.html
NEWSFLASH: Lawmakers Uphold Extreme Abortion Penalties in Honduras
May 8, 2017 by Meliss Arteaga
A vote Thursday by lawmakers in Honduras upheld the nation’s extreme abortion laws.
“Today is a lamentable day for the girls and women of Honduras,” said Grecia Lozano, staff attorney with the Center for Women’s Rights, in a statement, “a country where more than 900 girls become pregnant due to rape each year, where women die in childbirth in preventable ways, where women suffer the torturous experience of bringing an unviable pregnancy to term.”
Continued at source: Ms. Magazine: http://msmagazine.com/blog/2017/05/08/newsflash-lawmakers-uphold-extreme-abortion-penalties-honduras/