Chile: Hundreds March to Demand Legalization of Abortion

HeadlineJul 26, 2017

And in Chile, hundreds of people took to the streets Tuesday to demand abortion be legalized, only days after a bill to increase abortion access failed to pass by only one vote. The bill would have allowed abortion in the case of rape, if the mother’s life is at risk or if the fetus has a deadly birth defect. More than 70 percent of Chileans supported the legislation—and some support legalizing abortion in any cases. This is one of the protesters Tuesday.

Protester: “An abortion where everybody has the right to an abortion and not obligatory motherhood. We don’t want three causes. We want want an infinite number of causes, because women have the right to make a decision on their body.”

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