Colombia’s Council of State suspends regulations permitting abortion

Colombia’s Council of State suspends regulations permitting abortion

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Colombia’s Council of State has provisionally suspended regulations allowing abortions to be performed in the country, thus prohibiting any clinic from performing the procedure until its legal status is resolved.

According to several media reports, the decision by the Council of State does not overrule the Constitutional Court’s decision in 2006 to legalize abortion in cases of rape, fetal deformation or life of the mother.

The decision is part of an order to examine a request that the high court’s ruling be overturned.  The Council will determine whether or not the regulations should be enshrined in law by the Congress.

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