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Abortion issue splits coalition

THE RULING coalition is divided over the issue of abortion, with the conservative Christian Democrats (KDH) calling for tighter controls and the more liberal New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) arguing for the status quo. Currently abortions are allowed up to the 12th week of pregnancy, and up to the 24th week for health-risk reasons only.

ANO joined the opposition in rejecting the bill's second reading. KDH MP František Mikloško said that ANO's action had invalidated the coalition agreement, and although the KDH would continue in government, it would no longer "take the coalition viewpoint" and would vote with the opposition where it saw fit.

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