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Chile: Further information: Senate to vote on weakened draft abortion law

, Index number: AMR 22/6730/2017

The Chilean Senate has begun discussing a proposed law aimed at decriminalizing abortion under specific circumstances, and is set to vote on the law next week. However, the draft law includes worrying amendments that would restrict possible access to legal abortion and sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls, putting their lives and well-being at risk.