Deputies of Dominican Republic approve Penal Code allowing abortion in one case only

President Luis Abinader has announced that he intends to submit the question to a referendum, something which is rejected by feminists as a question of human rights, not public opinion.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic approved on Tuesday, in the second reading, the new Penal Code, which decriminalizes abortion in a single exception - when the life of the mother is at risk.

The text was approved, with 128 votes in favor and 13 against, without modifications in the abortion issue, the most controversial of the project, with respect to the text approved by the deputies in the first reading last April 28.

The Penal Code will now pass to the Senate, where no substantial changes are expected to the bill, which will replace . . .

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