Friday, 25 March 2016

Chile - liberals chip away at Pinochet legacy

The absolute ban on abortion which was imposed during the dictatorship of General Pinochet has been amended in the Chilean Congress. It is proposed that a woman can secure a termination after a rape, where there is a risk to the health of the potential mother or if the foetus is determined to be non-viable.

However, the change requires ratification by the Senate before it can become law.

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