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Uruguay's President Jose Mugica has signed an abortion bill, making his country only the second in mainly Catholic South America to legalise the procedure, reports ninemsn.
The law allows women to have abortions with no questions asked up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy, and under certain conditions after that.
Uruguay is now only the second South American country to legalise abortion, after English-speaking Guyana in 1995.
Cuba, a Latin American nation in the Caribbean, did so in 1965 and procedures are also legal in Mexico City.
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Another dark day for all of us.
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Gospel Verse for 19 May 2013