The sad truth about American history is that Black women have long been denied the resources and services to make informed decisions about their health care. And when a Black woman is unable to access the health care services she needs, those barriers stand in the way of higher education and financial stability for herself and her family.
In 2005, the Committee concluded that Peru had violated several articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and it ordered financial compensation to K.L. Fifteen years after the incident, reparations were finally made for Peru's "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." This marked the first time a United Nations Committee had held a country accountable for failing to ensure access to safe, legal abortion.