Chile passes bill to legalize abortion in certain cases

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Chile passes bill to legalize abortion in certain cases

After fraught debate, senate votes to legalize abortion when a woman’s life is in danger, when a fetus is unviable and when a pregnancy results from rape

Reuters in Santiago
Wednesday 19 July 2017

Chile’s senate has narrowly passed a bill to legalize abortion in certain cases, in a win for President Michelle Bachelet’s center-left coalition and for rights groups that have campaigned for years against the country’s strict ban.

After a long and sometimes fractious overnight debate, the senate voted to legalize abortion when a woman’s life is in danger, when a fetus is unviable and when a pregnancy results from rape.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/chile-abortion-mother-rape-life-legalization