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Dominican Republic: Further information: Congress vote a step back for abortion rights

, Index number: AMR 27/4492/2016

The Dominican Republic Congress voted on a new reform of the Criminal Code on 19 July. This new code regresses the rights of women and girls as it now only allows abortion where the pregnancy poses a risk to the life of a pregnant woman or girl. The text will now be discussed in the Senate before being sent to the President

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