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URUGUAY

Uruguay's Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy Act
Protection of conscience provisions may be defined out of existence

  • Sean Murphy* | In the fall of 2012 the Uruguayan legislature passed the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy Act, which legalized abortion in the country under certain circumstances.  By January, 2013, Reuters was reporting that the law was meeting "fierce opposition" among Uruguayan gynaecologists, with up to a third of them refusing to provide the procedure for reasons of conscience;1 in some locations, almost none will do so. . .
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