MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s congress appeared ready on Tuesday to
legalize abortion, a groundbreaking move in Latin America, where no
country save Cuba has made abortions accessible to all women during the
first trimester of pregnancy.
Compromises made to secure votes disappointed both sides of the
abortion divide, which gathered in protest. Once it gets through
Uruguay’s lower house, the measure would go back to the Senate for
approval of changes, but President Jose Mujica has said he will allow it
to become law.
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