Uruguay approves groundbreaking abortion law

Uruguay is about to legalise first trimester abortions, after its senate voted 17-14 in favour of recent legislation. The invoice had formerly been authorised through the senate, but was later watered down to soothe conservative members of the decrease house.

The Uruguayan Senate has voted 17-14 to legalize all first trimester abortions in a groundbreaking step in Latin America. The Wednesday vote got here after senators time-honored a compromise degree that has frustrated equally facets of the bitter abortion debate. The Senate had already authorised a extra liberal model of the proposed law, but concessions made to acquire the votes of extra socially conservative members of Uruguay's decrease residence pressured a moment vote. President Jose Mujica plans to signal it, in contrast to his predecessor Tabare Vazquez, an oncologist who had threatened to veto it.

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