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Chile Senate OKs Bill Allowing Abortion in Some Cases

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:38 PM

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers have taken a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries.

The Senate voted early Wednesday to allow abortions when a mother's life is in danger, when the fetus is not viable and in cases of rape. The bill now goes to the lower house, where it is expected to pass.

President Michelle Bachelet backs the law and has said she would sign it.

Opposition senators said they would appeal the measure before the Constitutional Court, arguing that it violates the nation's charter.

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