Friday, September 28, 2012
Uruguay Congress Votes to Allow First-Trimester Abortions
NPR: Lawmakers in Uruguay Vote to Legalize Abortion, by Korva Coleman:
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. . . .