Chile’s Abortion Bill Approved by Senate Commission

A woman protests for the right to choose. | Photo: EFE

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Published 6 September 2016, TelesurTV

Three out of five senators approved President Michelle Bachelet's proposal to allow pregnancy terminations in three circumstances.

Chile's Senate Health Commission approved a bill decriminalizing abortion in three specific cases Tuesday, with the Christian Democratic Party voting for it—in a surprising move—inching one step closer to lifting a decades-long ban on the practice imposed in 1989 by the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.

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Source: Telesur TV