As will be shown in this book, Latin America is a continent that has fulfilled the commitment to life. Long before having been recognized in international treaties, the human right to life had been acknowledged in Latin America’s laws, responding to the demands of human dignity.

However, as time goes on, this commitment to life suggests new challenges. Therefore this book suggests, in what follows, some guidelines that Latin American legislators might consider in order to keep advancing the cause of life.
1. General Guidelines to a Constitutional Amendment
2. Prohibition of Hormonal “Emergency Contraception”
3. Rights Acknowledgement
a. Comprehensive Protection of Pregnant Women and Unborn Children
b. Protection of Women with Problematic Pregnancies
c. The Right to Information
d. Burial of the Unborn
4. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and its Optional Protocol

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General Guidelines to a Constitutional Amendment

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Prohibition of Hormonal “Emergency Contraception”

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Rights Acknowledgement

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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and its Optional Protocol

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