Guatemala triples jail time for women seeking abortion and bans same-sex marriage

Critics said the bill, which was approved on International Women's Day, 'should really be called a law to imprison and kill women'

By Sarah Newey,  GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY CORRESPONDENT
9 March 2022

Women in Guatemala face spending a decade behind bars if they choose to have an abortion, under legislation approved by the country’s conservative-led Congress on Tuesday.

The so-called ‘Life and Family Protection Law’ will more than triple the current prison sentence imposed on a woman who has an abortion, from three to 10 years. It also bans same-sex marriages and any initiatives teaching about sexual diversity.

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