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Chile One Vote Away from Legalizing Abortion

January 18, 2017

(Fox News) – Chile, one of only six countries that still refuse abortions under any circumstances, is one step closer to allowing them. A law introduced two years ago by President Michelle Bachelet herself is ready for a full-Senate vote after a constitutional commission narrowly agreed to advance it. The Senate panel passed the measure Monday with a 3-2 vote. The new law would decriminalize abortion until up to 12 weeks if the mother’s health is at risk, if the fetus would not survive the pregnancy and if the pregnancy is the result of a rape.

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