Chile Senate Approves Measure To Allow Abortion In Some Circumstances; Bill Faces Hurdles To Become Law

Associated Press: Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases
“…In a marathon session lasting well past midnight, the Senate voted to allow abortions when a mother’s life is in danger, when the fetus is not viable, and in cases of rape. A version of the bill was approved in 2016 by the lower house, where a vote on changes introduced by the Senate was postponed to Thursday. President Michelle Bachelet supports the measure and has said she would sign the law. But opposition lawmakers from the conservative political bloc Chile Vamos said they would appeal it to Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal, which could rule it unconstitutional…” (Vergara, 7/20).