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Chile’s Lower House Lifts Abortion Ban in Cases of Rape, Health Risks

March 21, 2016

(UPI) – Lawmakers in Chile’s lower house approved legislation to lift the country’s abortion ban in cases of rape, health risks or when the fetus is not viable. Thursday’s decision — backed by President Michelle Bachelet — comes after two days of debate in Chile’s lower house of Congress, and 26 years since General Augusto Pinochet enacted the ban. The proposal was approved by 66 to 44 votes, BBC reported.

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