Uruguayans to Vote on Abortion Law

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Uruguay’s abortion law was challenged on Sunday. According to the Huffington Post, opponents of the most liberal abortion law in South America were unable to attract enough votes in a consultation ballot to force a national referendum on repealing it.

As we reported back in September 2012, the country’s plans on possibly legalizing abortion. The country’s President Jose Mujica has said he will allow the measure to become law if approved by Senate. A month later, the Senate had planned on preparing to present a revised law legalizing abortion, according to Fox News Latino.

That same month, Uruguay’s Congress narrowly passed a law that allowed elective abortions in the first three months of pregnancy. Since the vote, several groups have been fighting to overturn the measure.

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