Gender, International Relations, Health Care

vazquez_01g.jpgThe President of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, officially broke with the Socialist Party over a move that attempts to legalize some abortions in the country.

Last month, Vazquez vetoed legislation that would have legalized abortion in the first trimester due to hardship on the basis of economics, family, age, health, or risk to the mother's life. A three-fifths majority vote to override the veto was attempted but failed.

Current law in Uruguay criminalizes all abortion except in cases of rape or endangerment of the mother's life. A public opinion poll found that 57% of Uruguayans support legalized abortion, according to Agence France Presse.

Vazquez could always join the U.S. Republican Party, after all they are looking for Latinos.

Via / Feminist Majority

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