US Supreme Court decision could derail abortion rights moves in Latin America

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MIAMI — The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing abortion rights is likely to energize efforts to curtail or ban the procedures throughout Latin America, where countries have been slowly moving toward allowing women greater reproductive rights, experts say. Deeply rooted religious beliefs in the region have long made it difficult for those advocating for abortion rights to prevail in changing the laws, though some nations allow abortions if a woman was raped or if her life is in danger, and a handful permit them at a woman’s request. But the recent U.S. high court ruling overturning Ro…

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