Abortion is legal but under threat in Puerto Rico

October 3, 2022

The day after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a representative in the Puerto Rican legislature introduced a bill punishing "the crime of abortion" with 99 years in jail.

The bill was withdrawn the same day it was introduced, but it represents renewed interest in greatly restricting abortion in Puerto Rico after the Supreme Court threw out its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that protected abortion rights.

Continued: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/03/1125170596/abortion-puerto-rico-policy-opposition-rights