Chile: the long road to abortion reform
August 25, 2017 6.51am EDT
Chile had one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the entire world. After years of campaigning, Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, has finally pushed through a bill that will allow the termination of a pregnancy in three cases – when the woman’s life is in danger, when a foetus is unviable, or in cases of rape.
Judges in the constitutional court ruled in favour by six to four in a vote that reflected the wider mood on the matter. Among the general public, 70% supported the bill.
Continued at source: The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/chile-the-long-road-to-abortion-reform-82990