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Incest Case Attests That, in Costa Rica, Abortion Is Legal In Name Only

Incest Case Attests That, in Costa Rica, Abortion Is Legal In Name Only

Q COSTA RICA (by Larissa Arroyo Navarrete, University of Costa Rica) In Costa Rica, women have had the right to abortion since 1970. Well, more or less. The concept of the “unpunished abortion”, established in article 121 of the penal code, permits the termination of a pregnancy as long the procedure is consensual, performed by […]

Legislator Proposes Father’s Day Be A Legal Holiday in Costa Rica

Legislator Proposes Father’s Day Be A Legal Holiday in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – There’s Mother’s Day and then there’s Father’s Day. In Costa Rica Mother’s Day is a legal holiday. It has its own day, August 15. Meanwhile Father’s Day, celebrated the third Sunday of June like in most other parts of the world, is not. But that may soon change. Rolando González, legislator for the […]