Argentina’s Lower House Passes Bill To Legalize Abortion; Senate Debate Expected Before Year’s End

AP: Argentina’s lower house approves bill legalizing abortion
“Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house on Friday passed a bill that would legalize elective abortions to the 14th week of pregnancy, a proposal from President Alberto Fernández in response to long-sought demands from women’s rights activists in the homeland of Pope Francis. The bill still needs approval from the country’s Senate in a debate expected before the end of the year…” (Calatrava, 12/11).

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