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Dominican Republic’s Congress Rejects Upholding Nation’s Total Abortion Ban; Conflicting Decision In Senate Opens Way For Another Vote On Issue

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dominican vote opens door to possible easing of total abortion ban
“Congress in the Dominican Republic rejected upholding the nation’s total ban on abortion this week, approving a step that would allow the procedure for ending life-threatening pregnancies and those resulting from rape or incest. The lawmakers in the lower house voted against a decision in May by the Dominican Senate, which turned down recommendations made by President Danilo Medina to amend the criminal code and ease the nation’s abortion ban. … The contrasting decisions in each house pave the way for another vote to be introduced…” (Moloney, 7/13).