Published 18 December 2016, TelesurTV
Rights groups say blanket bans on abortion are a leading cause of maternal mortality because they force women to undergo dangerous backstreet abortions.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic Sunday, protesting against the recent approval of a new Criminal Code condemning abortion, including when the pregnancy is the result of rape, or when it endangers the mother's life.
The protesters gathered in Independence Park, demanding President Danilo Medina veto the bill approved earlier today by senators.
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