Chile Could Soon Provide Women With Limited Abortion Rights

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Chile Could Soon Provide Women With Limited Abortion Rights

Published 26 January 2017

The dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet prohibited abortion under all circumstances. Now, a new bill seeks to decriminalize abortion in limited circumstances.

Chile's Senate approved a bill Wednesday that if enacted will allow women to access safe and legal abortions in the cases of rape, fetal deformation or life endangerment.

After an intense debate that almost saw the session suspended, the Senate agreed to advance the bill with a vote of 20 to 15.

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Source, Telesurtv.net: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Could-Soon-Provide-Women-With-Limited-Abortion-Rights-20170126-0018.html