Inter American Human Rights System
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with Peruvian organizations Promsex, DEMUS, and Paz y Esperanza, filed a lawsuit challenging Perus ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals. The lawsuit claimed that the ban denies rape survivors’ access to essential medical treatment following their assault. The case was filed on behalf of Maria, an adolescent who was knocked unconscious, gang raped, and later denied emergency contraception from the public hospital where she was treated. The petition seeks justice and reparations for Maria, as well as an order for the Peruvian government to lift the ban on distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals.