Colombia judges split on removing abortion from penal code

January 20, 2022
By Julia Symmes Cobb

BOGOTA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Eight judges from Colombia's constitutional court were evenly split on Thursday over whether abortion should be eliminated from the penal code, the coalition of pro-choice groups which brought the long-running lawsuit said.

Abortion was partially legalized in Colombia under a 2006 ruling that allows it in cases of rape, fatal fetal deformity, and health of the mother.