Challenging Abortion Law in Colombia: A Lecture with Mónica Roa


Date:       Thursday, September 14, 2006
Time:       2:30 PM
Location: Troy Moore Library          
               General Classroom Building 939
               Georgia State University
               Corner of Decatur St. & Park Place
              (2 blocks from the Five Points Marta Station)

Event Notes

On May 10th, 2006 the Constitutional Court, the highest court in Colombia, struck down that nation’s total ban on abortion, ruling that abortion must be permitted “when the life of a mother was in danger or the fetus was expected to die or in cases of rape or incest.”  The case was the culmination of several years of planning and litigation by Mónica Roa, a young Colombian attorney and activist on behalf of reproductive rights.

Mónica Roa is director of the Gender Justice Program at Women’s Link Worldwide and will lecture on her journey to protect women’s right to health in Colombia and the implications this ruling will have for other Latin American countries.

Additional Event Notes

To read more about Monica Roa's struggle to broaden reproductive rights in Colombia and Women's Link Worldwide please click here. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Prof. Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste at 404.651.2265.