As US Poised to Restrict Abortion, Other Nations Ease Access

As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in the opposite direction.

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FILE - An abortion-rights activist wears a mask with text that reads in Spanish "Legal Abortion" during a rally outside Congress as lawmakers debate a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. In Argentina, lawmakers in late 2020, passed a bill legalizing abortion until the 14th week. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in the opposite direction. That includes in a number of traditionally conservative societies — such as recently in Colombia, where the Constitutional Court in February legalized the procedure until the 24th week of pregnancy, part of a broader trend seen in…

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