The Dominican Congress adopted a comprehensive reform of the Criminal Code which maintains the criminalization of abortion except where the pregnancy poses a risk to the life of a pregnant woman or girl. It is now with the President of the Republic to enact into law. If enacted, it would violate the rights of women and girls.
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the President of the Republic not to enact the adopted reform of the Criminal Code;
- Expressing your profound concern that women and girls in the Dominican Republic are at risk of having their rights to life, health and freedom from discrimination, torture and ill-treatment violated under this law;
- Calling on the President to ensure access to abortion both in law and in practice, at a minimum, in cases where pregnancy poses a risk to the life or to the physical or mental health of a pregnant woman or girl, in cases where the foetus will be unable to survive outside the womb, and in cases where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
President of the Republic
Avenida México esquina Doctor Delgado
Gazcue, Santo Domingo
Fax: +1809 682 0827
Salutation: Señor Presidente / Dear President
Ambassador José Tomás Pérez
Embassy of the Dominican Republic
1715 22nd St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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Also: "Dominican Republic: President Medina must stop a regressive reform for women’s rights," from Amnesty International, December 15, 2016