German Bishops have decided that catholic hospitals are now allowed to give the morning after pill to rape victims. This after a recent case in which two Catholic hospitals refused to treat a rape victim.
Catholic bishops have apologized for failing the victims of sexual abuse after a weeklong leadership conclave. Chilean prosecutors are investigating hundreds of child sex abuse cases involving members of the church.
Abortion can sometimes carry major health risks. The lack of availability of either condoms or contraceptive pills means that many Cuban women undergo several abortions in their lives, the blogger Yoani Sánchez writes.
Anti-government protesters are supporting the bishops as they come under pressure from President Daniel Ortega's government. Last week he claimed the bishops were siding with "coup-plotters" and "terrorists."
Hundreds of thousands of Argentines had campaigned to completely decriminalize abortion in the predominantly Catholic country. Abortion is currently allowed if a woman has been raped or her health is at risk.
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