|Life-size models of babies at 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 weeks after conception. The Uruguayan |
congress passed a law by one vote Sept. 25 legalizing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy. Sxc.hu.
The legislation now goes to the senate for approval and must be signed by President Jose Mujica, who has already voiced his support for the measure.
It passed after more than 13 hours of debate and one day after thousands of pro-life advocates marched in the capital city of Montevideo, urging lawmakers to vote against the bill.
The law holds that a woman who wishes to obtain an abortion must appear before a commission of doctors and social workers who are to provide her with information about her choice. After a five-day waiting period, she will be free to decide whether to proceed with the abortion.Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.