Bolivia lawmakers vote to ease right abortion restrictions

AP Photo/Juan Karita Women hold signs with Spanish messages: “Clandestine or legal, abortion kills all the same,” left, and “A pregnant woman needs support not abortion,” center below, and “Abortion is the greatest violence against women,” far right, on the first day of their hunger strike to protest abortions outside the Cathedral in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday.

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian lawmakers voted Wednesday to ease the country’s tight restrictions on abortions, shrugging aside opposition from religious groups.