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Argentina’s Lower House Of Congress Passes Bill To Legalize Abortion During First 14 Weeks Of Pregnancy

Financial Times: Argentina’s lower house of Congress approves abortion bill
“Argentina’s lower house of Congress narrowly approved a bill to decriminalize abortion on Thursday, in a move that could put the home of Pope Francis at the vanguard of a region that has some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws…” (Mander, 6/14).

The Guardian: Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalizing abortion
“The lower house of Argentina’s Congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, in a historic victory for the country’s growing women’s movement…” (Goñi, 6/14).

New York Times: Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina Clears First Hurdle in Congress
“…Hours after women popped open bottles of Champagne and shed tears of joy outside Congress following the 129-to-125 vote, several key members of the upper chamber announced that they would support the measure…” (Politi/Londoño, 6/14).

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