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Dominican Republic: High Court Rules to Protect Life

The Dominican Republic’s high court has ruled a new law legalizing abortion is unconstitutional.

The law, strongly supported by the president, would have permitted abortion in cases of rape, incest, and in cases where the unborn child had a disability.

The case was filed by two pro-life groups, the Fundacion Matrimonio Feliz and the Fundacion Justicia y Transparencia, who argued that the law violated Article 37 of the constitution, which protects the right to life from conception to death.

The Dominican Republic is one of many Latin American countries being targeted by pro-abortion groups to change its law.

[from 2015: 47 New Pro-Life Laws Enacted in US; PNCI Global News_Dec 22, 2015]