Document Type



Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Classics

Thesis advisor: Dr. Fernanda Righi


This thesis seeks to offer a comparative legal analysis of the state of the laws regarding abortion and reproductive autonomy in the United States of America and Colombia. This thesis will first address a brief history of feminism and its origins in the United States and Colombia. It will also analyze the policies held by each respective nation; starting with old legislation and moving to current policies regarding abortion. It will also include a comparison between both the U.S. and Colombia; offering suggestions for the future with regards to potential policy changes. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate and highlight the need for lawmakers to give more concern to women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. Furthermore, it is intended to bring attention to strategies used by feminist movements across the world, and to advocate for the use of feminism as a mechanism for societal and legal change.