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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Philippines, English

The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. ... (Art. II, Sec. 12)

Philippines, Filipino

Kinikilala ng Estado ang kabanalan ng buhay pampamilya at dapat pangalagaan at patatagin ang pamilya bilang isang saligang institusyon ng lipunan. Dapat nitong pangalagaan kapwa ang buhay ng ina at ang buhay ng sanggol sa sinapupunan mula sa paglilihi. ... (Art. II, Seksyon 12)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, English

Motherhood and fatherhood are fully protected, whatever the marital status of the mother or father. Couples have the right to decide freely and responsibly how many children they wish to conceive, and are entitled to access to the information and means necessary to guarantee the exercise of this right. The State guarantees overall assistance and protection for motherhood, in general, from the moment of conception, throughout pregnancy, delivery and the puerperal period, and guarantees full family planning services based on ethical and scientific values. … (Art. 76)

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Spanish

La maternidad y la paternidad son protegidas integralmente, sea cual fuere el estado civil de la madre o del padre. Las parejas tienen derecho a decidir libre y responsablemente el número de hijos o hijas que deseen concebir y a disponer de la información y de los medios que les aseguren el ejercicio de este derecho. El Estado garantizará asistencia y protección integral a la maternidad, en general a partir del momento de la concepción, durante el embarazo, el parto y el puerperio, y asegurará servicios de planificación familiar integral basados en valores éticos y científicos. … (Art. 76)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Paraguay, English

The right to life is inherent to the human person. Its protection is guaranteed, in general, from [its] conception. … (Art. 4)

Paraguay, Spanish

El derecho a la vida es inherente a la persona humana. Se garantiza su protección, en general, desde la concepción. ... (Art. 4)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Paraguay, English

The State recognizes the right of persons to freely and responsibly decide the number and the frequency of the birth of their children, as well as to receive, in coordination with the pertinent organs[,] education, scientific orientation, and adequate services in the matter.
Special plans of reproductive health and maternal-child health [care] for people of scarce resources will be established. (Art. 61)

Paraguay, Spanish

El Estado reconoce el derecho de las personas a decidir libre y responsablemente el número y la frecuencia del nacimiento de sus hijos, así como a recibir, en coordinación con los organismos pertinentes educación, orientación científica y servicios adecuados, en la materia.
Se establecerán planes especiales de salud reproductiva y salud materno infantil para la población de escasos recursos. (Art. 61)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, English

It is a human right freely to decide on the procreation of children. The Republic conducts a humane population policy in order to provide balanced economic and social development. (Art. 41)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, Macedonian

Право на човекот е слободно да одлучува за создавање на деца. Републиката, заради усогласен економски и социјален развој, води хумана популациона политика. (Член 41)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Guatemala, English

The State guarantees the social, economic, and juridical protection of the family. It will promote its organization on the legal basis of marriage, the equal rights of the spouses, [the] responsible paternity and the right of the persons to decide freely the number and the spacing [espaciamiento] of their children. (Art. 47)

Guatemala, Spanish

El Estado garantiza la protección social, económica y jurídica de la familia. Promoverá su organización sobre la base legal del matrimonio, la igualdad de derechos de los cónyuges, la paternidad responsable y el derecho de las personas a decir libremente el número y espaciamiento de sus hijos. (Art. 47)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Guatemala, English

The State guarantees and protects the human life from its conception, as well as the integrity and security of the person. (Art. 3)

Guatemala, Spanish

El Estado garantiza y protege la vida humana desde su concepción, así como la integridad y la seguridad de la persona. (Art. 3)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sudan, English

The exclusive executive and legislative powers of a state of the Sudan shall be as follows:-

26. Population policy and family planning;
… (Schedule (C), Powers of States)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Brazil, English

Everyone is equal before the law, with no distinction whatsoever, guaranteeing to Brazilians and foreigners residing in the Country the inviolability of the rights to life, liberty, equality, security and property, on the following terms:

L. female prisoners shall be assured conditions that allow them to remain with their children during the nursing period;
… (Art. 5)

Brazil, Portuguese

Todos são iguais perante a lei, sem distinção de qualquer natureza, garantindo-se aos brasileiros e aos estrangeiros residentes no País a inviolabilidade do direito à vida, à liberdade, à igualdade, à segurança e à propriedade, nos termos seguintes:
...
L - às presidiárias serão asseguradas condições para que possam permanecer com seus filhos durante o período de amamentação;
... (Art. 5)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Brazil, English

§ 7º. Based upon the principles of human dignity and responsible parenthood, couples are free to decide on family planning; it is incumbent upon the State to provide educational and scientific resources for the exercise of this right, prohibiting any coercion on the part of official or private institutions.
… (Art. 226)

Brazil, Portuguese

§ 7º Fundado nos princípios da dignidade da pessoa humana e da paternidade responsável, o planejamento familiar é livre decisão do casal, competindo ao Estado propiciar recursos educacionais e científicos para o exercício desse direito, vedada qualquer forma coercitiva por parte de instituições oficiais ou privadas.
... (Art. 226)