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Dominican Republic: End Total Abortion Ban

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image An abortion rights activist holds a plastic medallion reading "For the #3Causales (#3LegalGrounds), Life, Health and Dignity" during a protest to urge parliament to approve a proposed reform to the penal code that could end the total ban on abortion in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on March 18, 2021.  © 2021 REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas. (Washington, DC) – The Congress of the Dominican Republic should adopt a proposal to decriminalize abortion in three circumstances as a matter of urgency, Human Rights Watch said today. The country’s total abortion ban, in effect since…

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