Argentine Senate To Vote On Measure To Loosen Abortion Laws

Reuters: Argentine abortion bill loses momentum after senator pulls support
“Prospects faded over the weekend for a bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina, when an opposition senator said she had changed her mind and would vote against the measure when it is brought to the floor on Wednesday. … The about-face by Senator Silvina García Larraburu brought to 37 the number of expected no votes, amounting to a majority in Argentina’s 72-member Senate…” (Bronstein, 8/6).

Wall Street Journal: In Key Moment, Argentina to Vote on Loosening Strict Abortion Laws
“…On Wednesday, the Senate is expected to vote on a bill that, if approved, would allow women to end a pregnancy in the first 14 weeks. The current law only permits abortions in cases of rape or when a woman’s health is at risk. The vote is expected to be tight following a contentious debate. If approved, President Mauricio Macri says he will sign the bill into law…” (Dube/Frydlewsky, 8/5).

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