Uruguay: 200 women had abortions in the first month of the law
January 12, 2013
About 200 women terminated their pregnancies in Uruguay in the first month of life after the law that enabled the abortion, said Friday the deputy minister of Public Health, Leonel Briozzo, who indicated that seek to reverse the number of doctors who refused to terminate pregnancies.
Most abortions are performed in Montevideo and private health, said Vice Minister of the Presidency Communication Ministry.
“None reported any complications in the procedures that were performed throughout the country and have not had serious problems, if any problems regarding deadlines for carrying out the procedure, the law provides for five days reflection, but there you go tuning it with the development of the implementation,” Briozzo said.
In the public hospital Pereira Rossell, the largest maternity in the country, between 10% and 20% of users are advised that they decided to continue the pregnancy “which confirms that it is a pro-rights law and not pro-abortion,” he added.