New abortion laws cause debate in East Timor

Published:Friday, November 13, 2009 11:42 AEDT
Expires:Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:42 AEDT

The predominantly Catholic country of East Timor has introduced new laws on abortion. Women's groups had been campaigning for legal abortion to be extended to cases of rape and incest but those proposals were too much for the Catholic Church.


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