Caribbean countries have some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world

Jamaica and the Dominican Republic shares the distinction of the most restrictive legislation in the world - all abortion is illegal. Barbados, Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines allow abortion to save a woman’s life as well as mental health and socio-economic well-being.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For countless Argentinians it was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of December 30th, 2020 when they heard the news: the Senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which essentially denied funding to international non-profit organizations that provided abortion counseling or referrals . . .

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