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Chile’s Chamber Of Deputies Fails To Pass Bill Easing Abortion Restrictions

Reuters: Bid to ease Chile’s abortion ban hits roadblock
“…The Senate narrowly passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize abortion when a woman’s life is in danger, when a fetus is unviable, or when a pregnancy results from rape. On Thursday, the lower chamber — which passed an earlier version of the bill over a year ago — was expected to approve the modifications made by the Senate. That effort failed when one of the more conservative lawmakers in [President Michelle] Bachelet’s center-left coalition abstained. Other lawmakers were on vacation, leaving the government one vote short of the 67 needed for passage…” (de la Jara/Slattery, 7/20).