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Chilean president plans legislation to allow legal abortions

Catholic World News - July 07, 2014

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has pledged to make abortion legal in that country by the close of this year.

In the past Bachelet had said that Chile should allow for open debate about the nation's ban on abortion. But in an interview with the daily La Nacion she went considerably further, saying that her government plans to put forward legislation this year that will allow for legal abortion in at least some cases.

Bachelet said that her government is now discussing the proper "legislative technique" for the new law, suggesting that a political calculation as to how many restrictions would remain on abortion.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jul. 07, 2014 6:28 PM ET USA

    Does anyone remember all the feminist blather of a few decades ago about how women in political office would be more caring and less brutal than men? Some of us dismissed that talk as poppycock. Ms Bachelet and other women of her ideological persuasion are proving just how prescient we naysayers really were.

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