Ecuador will not legalize abortion in case of rape

Ecuador’s National Assembly rejected the move to decriminalize abortions in the cases of rape. The law will continue to penalize women who terminate their pregnancies with up to three years in prison.

“With 65 yes votes, … the Assembly does not approve (the) reforms related to non-punishable abortion.”

Had it been approved, the votes on Tuesday would have modified 45 articles of the nation’s penal code and created six provisions to allow abortion in the cases of rape, incest, or poorly formed fetus.

The vote keeps in force that abortion is only legal in Ecuador when the life or health of the pregnant woman is at risk, or when the pregnancy is the result of a woman with a mental disability.

Sources: EFE, El Universo, teleSUR.

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