Chilean President Bachelet’s Efforts To Relax Nation’s Abortion Laws In Jeopardy, Create Split Within Ruling Coalition
Reuters: Chile’s abortion reform in trouble with ruling coalition split
“President Michelle Bachelet’s push to relax strict abortion laws in socially conservative Chile has created a rift inside her ruling coalition and key elements of the reform are likely to be scratched. … Bachelet’s proposals would allow an abortion if a mother’s life is in danger, if a fetus is unviable, or when a pregnancy is a result of rape. But her bill has prompted bitter feuding inside her government, putting major parts of the reform in jeopardy…” (7/20).