1. In five countries in Latin America, a woman can still be denied an abortion even when it can save their life.
As of now, Cuba, Uruguay, and Guyana are the only countries in Latin America that allow elective abortion. An elective abortion is commonly defined as terminating a pregnancy for reasons other than maternal health or fetal disease. Cuba and Guyana legalized the practice years ago and Uruguay just changed their policy in 2012 to legalized abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (up to 14 weeks in the case of rape).