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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 07:52 PM

Chile's President Bachelet proposes end to total abortion ban

31 January 2015 Last updated at 18:01 ET
Chile's President Bachelet proposes end to total abortion ban

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Ms Bachelet has tabled a bill in Congress to legalise abortion in cases of rape or when there mother's life to the mother's or the baby's life.

Abortion is punishable in Chile by up to five years in jail.

The absolute ban of abortion puts the lives of thousands of Chilean women at risk every year, said Ms Bachelet.

She went on national television to announce the plans.

"Facts have shown that the absolute criminalization of abortion has not stopped the practice," she said.

"This is a difficult situation and we must face it as a mature country."

More:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31076838

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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 07:58 PM

1. Get ready for the right-wingers to go nuts

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 01:54 AM

2. They will, no doubt about it. There are still lots of Pinochet supporters left in Chile,

and TONS of Pinochet supporters even right here, unfortunately, in the US fascist right-wing.

They've got right-wingers "out the ass" who still pine for the days when people could look at the Mapocho River in Santiago, Chile, and see dead bodies of tortured/murdered victims whizzing by in the current right from the sidewalks of town.

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Pensive painting of an older man peering into the Mapocho river.[/center]

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