Changes in Constitution of the Dominican Republic could lead to ban on abortions
From Amnesty International: Legislators will essentially ban abortions out right and deny in many cases, life saving treatment to women and girls. The mortality rate during child birth has risen in the last 10 years, in part due to the lack of medical care available and the lack of support from government entities.
In July, Nicaragua banned abortions, which lead to the denial of life saving treatment for girls and women. It's no surprise that Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic lead the world in poverty and unemployment among women. Devastatingly oppressive legislation isn't helping anything, in fact it's making it worse. Within Central America, the global economic crisis has a sort of domino effect, which creates an especially vulnerable woman worker even more so. While women are getting basic human rights denied, the Dominican Republic is receiving money and resources from Brazil to re-start their energy sector, jobs mostly held by men.