Latin America's fight to legalise abortion: the key battlegrounds
After Argentina rejected a bill to allow abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, hopes of reform now rest elsewhere
Thu 9 Aug 2018
An estimated 6.5 million abortions take place across Latin America each year. Three-quarters of these procedures are unlawful, often performed in unsafe illegal clinics or at home.
Of 33 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, only Cuba, Uruguay and Guyana permit elective abortions. Women also have the right to choose in Mexico City. Elsewhere, however, the right to an abortion is severely restricted, with terminations often permitted in cases of rape, or if the pregnancy will endanger the life of the mother. Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Suriname all have a complete ban on abortion.
Chile Could Soon Provide Women With Limited Abortion Rights
Published 26 January 2017
The dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet prohibited abortion under all circumstances. Now, a new bill seeks to decriminalize abortion in limited circumstances.
Chile's Senate approved a bill Wednesday that if enacted will allow women to access safe and legal abortions in the cases of rape, fetal deformation or life endangerment.
After an intense debate that almost saw the session suspended, the Senate agreed to advance the bill with a vote of 20 to 15.
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Source, Telesurtv.net: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Could-Soon-Provide-Women-With-Limited-Abortion-Rights-20170126-0018.html