Argentina’s Senate To Hold Vote On Bill To Loosen Nation’s Abortion Laws

The Guardian: Argentina holds historic abortion vote as 1m women rally to demand change
“…On Wednesday, the debate [over abortion in Argentina] comes to a climax when the country’s senate votes on a law decriminalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. If approved, Argentina would become the largest country in Latin America to legalize the procedure. … Human rights activists argue that the regions’s near-total bans on abortion only push women to seek unsafe clandestine terminations, a major cause of maternal mortality. … The bill before congress has been strongly opposed by both the Catholic church and evangelical Christians. Pope Francis — who remains deeply involved in the politics of his home country — has made no secret of his opposition to the bill…” (Goñi, 8/8).

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