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Calls Grow For Decriminalization Of Abortion In Argentina; Bill In Congress Would Allow Procedure Up To 14 Weeks

The Guardian: ‘Women in Argentina live in hell’: calls for legal abortion grow
“…The country has very restrictive abortion laws. … But a shift in public opinion in this traditionally conservative country has forced congress to vote on a bill to change the law later this month. The amendment would allow terminations in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. … This growing demand for legal changes has even prompted Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s center-right president — who has repeatedly declared himself pro-life — to change his tune. Last week, he said that if congress votes to relax abortion laws on 20 March, he would not veto the decision…” (Goñi, 3/14).