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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.

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