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2nd June 2017, 11:16:16 UTC

In reaction to news that the Senate of the Dominican Republic voted against a proposal that could have decriminalised abortion in certain circumstances, Amnesty International’s Americas Director Erika Guevara-Rosas said:


“The Dominican senate just wasted a huge opportunity to be on the right side of history.”


“This shameful vote against the decriminalisation of abortion does nothing but put the health and lives of millions of women at risk.”


“Instead of playing political games with women’s lives, authorities should focus their time and efforts on protecting their human rights.”