Friday, September 28, 2012

Uruguay Congress Votes to Allow First-Trimester Abortions

NPR: Lawmakers in Uruguay Vote to Legalize Abortion, by Korva Coleman: Uruguay-flag

Uruguayan lawmakers have very narrowly approved a bill allowing women limited access to abortion. As the Los Angeles Times reports, it's a big change for a country that outlaws the procedure. Should it take effect, Uruguayan women can legally terminate their pregnancies in the first 12 weeks.

       There are conditions. . . .  

BBC News: Uruguay Congress votes to legalise abortion:

The bill was approved by 50 votes to 49 after 14 hours of debate.

The law must now be approved by the Senate, which voted for a previous version of the text last December. President Jose Mujica has said he will approve the law if passed by Congress. . . .

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