Guatemala law punishes abortion with prison for up to 25 years

By Sofia Menchu

MEXICO CITY, March 8 (Reuters) - Guatemala's Congress approved on Tuesday a law that punishes abortion with up to 25 years in prison and prohibits same-sex marriage and teaching about sexual diversity in schools.

Proposed by the conservative Viva Party, the law for the protection of life and the family was unexpectedly approved by a large majority of lawmakers including allies of President Alejandro Giammattei.