Guatemala increases abortion penalty, bans same-sex marriage

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.

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