Abortion in Cuba

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Abortion in Cuba is legal and available upon request,[1] which is rare in Latin America due to widespread Catholic influence. For example, abortion is totally illegal in Chile, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Dr. Sosa Marin of the National Commission for Family Planning has stated "the right to abort is the right of women and their partners".[2]

In 2009, there were 84,724 reported abortions in Cuba. The current abortion laws in Cuba were adopted in 1968.[3]

See also[edit]

UN document on Cuban abortion policy


  1. ^ "Cuba". United Nations. 
  2. ^ Marti, Jose. "Abortion and Infanticide in Cuba". pop.org. 
  3. ^ Johnston, Robert (11 March 2012). "Historical abortion statistics, Cuba". johnstonsarchive.net.