Chile: Pro-choice movement mobilises against changes to abortion laws

Activists from the Chilean pro-choice movement voiced their disapproval of changes in the application of abortion laws outside the Ministry of Health in Santiago on Wednesday. Riot police were deployed to prevent demonstrators from entering the ministry building. Protesters launched insults at the current right-wing government of Sebastian Pinera, accusing them of restricting reproductive... Еще rights for women. The Ministry of Health recently published new guidelines giving health professionals and institutions greater powers to object to abortions for reasons of conscience. Chile has historically had some of the strictest abortion laws in the world. Abortions were prohibited under all circumstances until last year. Under the new law, a mother may terminate the pregnancy if her own life is at risk, when the fetus will not survive the pregnancy and in the case of rape.

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