Chile’s Bachelet takes on conservatives with plan to ease abortion ban

February 1, 2015 12:58 AM

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, unveiled plans on Saturday to ease a complete ban on abortions in the socially conservative South American country.

In a televised address, leftist Bachelet said she was sending Congress a draft bill that would permit abortion when a mother’s life is at risk, a foetus will not survive the pregnancy, or in the case of rape.

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