Ecuador’s National Assembly Votes Against Decriminalizing Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Fetal Malformation
AFP: Ecuador’s lawmakers vote against decriminalizing abortion for cases of rape, fetal malformation
“Ecuador’s National Assembly voted Tuesday against decriminalizing abortion in all cases of rape and for fetal malformation. A decriminalization proposal fell five votes short of the 70 required for its approval, with 59 assembly members voting against and six refraining. In Ecuador, a woman who causes an abortion or allows an abortion to be performed on her faces six months to two years in prison, according to a law in place since 2014…” (9/18).
Additional coverage of the vote is available from BBC and The Guardian.
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