چهارشنبه ۱ آذر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۰:۲۳
Iranian Body Rejects Bill on Abortion
Iran's official student news agency ISNA today reported a decision of the Guardians Council, a hard-line body that screens all Iranian legislation, to reject a bill on abortion. Iran's conservative-dominated parliament decided last month that abortions be allowed within four months of gestation if the foetus was mentally or physically handicapped and would inflict a financial burden on the family.
The legislation will now be referred back to parliament for amendments. If it is still opposed by the Guardians Council, the Expediency Council, Iran's top arbitration body, will make a final ruling.
At present, women in Iran can only get official approval for an abortion if their life is proven to be at risk because of a pregnancy.