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Abortion in Peru

Abortion in Peru is illegal except in case of the threat to the life or health of the woman.[1] A woman that consents to an abortion can be sentenced to up to two years in prison. A person that performs an illegal abortion can be sentenced to 1 to 6 years in prison.[2]

Abortion has been generally illegal in Peru since 1924.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/07/09/peru-risk-women-denied-legal-abortions
  2. ^ a b http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/abortion/doc/peru.doc

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