El Salvador proposes decriminalising abortion in cases of rape



El Salvador's ruling leftist party on Tuesday presented a proposal to Congress to allow abortion in cases of rape or risky pregnancy, offering a ray of hope to abortion proponents in the impoverished nation.
The Central American country is famous for its tough anti-abortion rules, with women who have abortions facing up to 30 years in prison. The rules offer no exceptions.
The proposal, presented by the Farabundo Martin National Liberation Front (FMLN), would allow abortion in cases of rape or trafficking, when the woman's life is in danger, or when the foetus is so deformed that it makes... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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