Table 1

Legal status of abortion among six participating Latin American and Caribbean countries

Legal classificationCountry
Law prohibits all abortionDominican Republic, El Salvador
Unlawful abortion is prohibited or where there are only penalties for unlawful abortion, with no additional information provided about lawful abortionNone
Law allows or permits abortion only on one or more legal groundsArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Law entitles a woman to abortion on request with no requirement for justificationNone