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Chile Chamber of Deputies givers general approval to bill decriminalizing abortion pre-14 weeks of pregnancy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Chamber of Deputies has approved on Tuesday the bill to decriminalize abortion during the first 14 weeks of gestation, which will now be returned to the Women and Gender Equity Commission for its discussion in particular matters.

The initiative, which modifies the Penal Code, received 75 votes in favor, 68 against, and two abstentions. Among those who gave the green light to the project were some deputies of the Christian Democracy party.

However, some also voted against it, even though its presidential candidate, Yasna Provoste, has openly shown herself to be in favor of . . .

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