While some countries in Latin America have expanded abortion access, Guatemala increased prison sentences for women who have abortions.
March 10, 2022
By Associated Press
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan lawmakers have increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures.
As some of Latin America’s largest countries — Mexico, Argentina, Colombia — have expanded abortion access in the past two years, there remain countries where conservative religious trends continue to hold sway.