Peruvian Congress Rejects Proposal To Allow Pregnant Rape Victims Access To Legal Abortion

Reuters: Peru lawmakers reject bill to allow pregnant rape victims an abortion
“Peruvian rape victims who have become pregnant have no legal option but to keep an unwanted pregnancy after Congress voted against a bill to legalize abortion in such cases, an issue that has divided ordinary Peruvians. The vote, late on Tuesday, meant the Latin American nation kept in place a stringent law that permits abortion only if the mother’s life or health is at risk…” (Moloney, 5/27).

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