Chile moves toward legalization of abortion
March 21, 2016
In a 66-44 vote, the lower house of Chile’s National Congress voted to permit abortion in cases of rape or disability.
President Michelle Bachelet’s government supports the bill, which awaits a vote in the upper house.
“This decision constitutes a grave offense against human dignity and in particular an attack on the life of the most innocent of all beings,” the nation’s episcopal conference said in a statement following the vote.
- Chile House Passes Bill Allowing Abortions of Disabled Unborn Babies and Babies Conceived in Rape (LifeNews.com)
- Chile lawmakers lift abortion ban introduced by Pinochet (BBC)
- Firme nuestra esperanza en defensa de la vida (Conferencia Episcopal de Chile)
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