Chile battles over abortion for 11-year-old
Chile battles over abortion for 11-year-oldWhy are many Latin American countries so divided on this issue?
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An 11-year-old girl in Chile is pregnant after being raped by her mother’s boyfriend. But, abortion is not an option. Chile has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, as it is one of the most socially conservative nations in Latin America. Her case has now reignited the abortion debate across the region, where 72% of the population is Catholic. So, with such heavy religious influence, how should countries in Latin America handle abortion?
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