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Argentina Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion In First 14 Weeks Of Pregnancy

The Guardian: Argentina senate rejects bill to legalize abortion
“Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favor, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong public support…” (Goñi, 8/9).

New York Times: Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill Legalizing Abortion
“…Proponents of the bill — which would have allowed abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy — had hoped Argentina would begin a sea change in reproductive rights in a largely Catholic region where 97 percent of women live in countries that ban abortion or allow it only in rare instances…” (Politi/Londoño, 8/9).

Washington Post: Argentina’s Senate rejects bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of a pregnancy
“…Although the bill failed, abortion law in Argentina could still change. Most senators rejected the measure as too broad but left the door open to future versions. The administration of President Mauricio Macri is also considering a measure that would decriminalize abortion in the penal code, so that women who have one would not face the threat of jail time, according to the Argentine news outlet Clarin…” (Radwin/Faiola, 8/9).

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