Uruguayan senators of the ruling party Frente Amplio vote in favor of legalising abortion in Uruguay
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Uruguay legalises abortion in narrow vote

18 October 2012 Last updated at 06:09 BST

Uruguay has become the second country in Latin America, after communist Cuba, to legalise abortion for all women.

With a 17-14 majority, the Uruguayan Senate approved legislation that allows women to have an abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

James Kelly reports.