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Latin America is home to four of the six countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk.
Is this the end of of the human rights abuses caused by the One Child Policy, including forced abortion, forced sterilisation or sex-selective abortion of baby girls?
Reproductive rights are the legal rights provided (or not provided) relating to reproductive health. Reproductive rights span over several issues, from contraceptive accessibility, to HIV/AIDS treatment, the right to a legal and safe abortion, female genital mutilation, to education and access to positive reproductive education. Unfortunately, even the most developed of countries are falling short when it comes to reproductive rights. In 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby allowing businesses to use religious freedom as a reason to not cover contraceptive methods in their insurance schemes. Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects women in 27 of the world's countries.