Is abortion legal in Latin America?


The legal status of abortion varies tremendously in Latin America. In some places, like Mexico City, abortion is available without restriction as to region during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and is provided by the public sector. In contrast, in Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua abortion is illegal in all circumstances and at all gestational ages.


The following table provides information about the legal status of abortion in the region.























































If you have questions about medication abortion, please visit our frequently asked questions section.


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