Guatemalan congress to debate contradicting abortion bills
04 September 2018
Guatemalan legislators are to start a confusing debate on Tuesday over two bills proposing changes to the country's strict abortion laws: one looking to loosen them and the other to toughen them.
Currently, abortion is only allowed in the conservative Catholic-majority Central American country if a mother's life is in danger.
A bill sponsored by the leftist Convergencia opposition party wants to expand that to allow underage girls that have been the victims of sexual abuse to abort in the first 12 weeks.