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Uruguay passes bill that decriminalizes abortion under certain circumstances

Thursday, October 18th 2012 - 00:36 UTC
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Uruguay's Congress voted narrowly to decriminalize abortion under certain circumstances, mainly during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The Senate voted 17 to 14 in favour of the controversial bill, which was passed by the lower house last month after 14 hours of debate. President Jose Mujica said he would sign the bill into law. Read full article


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  • Guzz

    Gracias Mujica, gracias FA
    Bloody about time!

    Oct 18th, 2012 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999


    Oct 24th, 2012 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    A hard issue, but the right move. This is still a far more conservative law on abortion than in the UK

    Oct 27th, 2012 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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