Chile considers bill to ease abortion ban, likely to pass: rights group

March 17, 2015 6:37 PM

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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chile is considering a bill to ease a complete ban on abortion that would allow the potentially life-saving procedure under certain circumstances and has a high chance of being passed by lawmakers, a rights group said.

The draft law introduced to Congress on Tuesday would permit abortion when a mother's life is at risk, when a fetus would not survive the pregnancy or in the case of rape.

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