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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. . .