Bid to ease Chile’s abortion ban hits roadblock

Bid to ease Chile's abortion ban hits roadblock
July 20, 2017

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country's strict abortion law, a surprise setback to President Michelle Bachelet and abortion rights advocates.

The Senate narrowly passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize abortion when a woman's life is in danger, when a fetus is unviable or when a pregnancy results from rape.

Continued, Reuters: