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Global Post – Voxxi – Friday, 25 January 2013 (originally published 20 Jan)

Pregnant woman looking at sonogram

For decades, advocates in Latin America have come together to demand that governments decriminalize abortion, provide access to safe and legal abortion services, and bring an end to the stigma faced by women who have had an abortion. Image: Shutterstock

This month is the 40th anniversary of one of the most important legal decisions of our time: Roe v. Wade.

This legislative victory changed the course of history for women not only in the United States, but also throughout the world. It provided a framework for sexual and reproductive rights used by advocates from San Francisco to Santiago, and the past year yielded significant progress on abortion rights in Latin America.

For decades, advocates in Latin America have come together to demand that governments decriminalize abortion, provide access to safe and legal abortion services, and bring an end to the stigma faced by women who have had an abortion . . .

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