Dominican Parliament begins debate on abortion amidst protests

The discussions on abortion, which are part of the debate on the new Penal Code, began one day after the Dominican president, Luis Abinader, announced his intention to resolve the controversial issue by means of a referendum.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Congress of the Dominican Republic began this Tuesday the debate on the decriminalization of abortion until now punished with jail without exceptions, amidst feminist protests and colored flags used by the deputies to demonstrate in favor or against.

The discussions on abortion, which are part of the debate on the new Penal Code, began one day after the Dominican president, Luis Abinader, announced his intention to resolve the controversial issue using a referendum, alleging that it is not only a health issue but "also a religious one".

Most of the congressmen decorated their seats . . .

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