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August 17, 2022
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Guatemala increases punishment for abortions and bans same-sex marriage

Congress passes law targeting LGBTQ+ community, while women now face up to 10 years in prison for terminating pregnancies

Guatemala’s congress has increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures.

As some of Latin America’s largest countries – Mexico, Argentina, Colombia – have expanded abortion access in the past two years, there remain countries where conservative religious trends continue to hold sway.

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