Chile moves towards legalising abortion in limited cases

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Chile moves towards legalising abortion in limited cases

19 July 2017

Senators in Chile have voted in favour of a proposal which would end the country's total ban on abortions.
The measure would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother's life was at risk or if the foetus would not survive the pregnancy.
Currently, women can be prosecuted if they have an abortion.

The bill, which has the backing of President Michelle Bachelet, will now go back to the Chamber of Deputies for approval.

Continued at source: BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40653903