Argentina: National vote on liberalizing abortion law set

ARGENTINA – Lawmakers in Argentina are due to vote on a draft bill today that would allow women to have abortions in the first 14 weeks of their pregnancies. If approved, the bill will still have to go to the Senate.

Abortion is currently illegal except in cases of rape or when the life or health of the woman is at risk.

There have been numerous protests from both sides of the abortion debate in Buenos Aires previously, including last night 13 June.

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2:00PM GMT – Lawmakers in Argentina have voted to legalize abortion in the country. The bill passed in the lower house and will now go to the Senate.

Lower House passed the bill to legalize elective abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy, following a 22 hour marathon session.

Image: Women in Argentina marched to legalize abortion, Buenos Aires, 13 June 2018 (Screenshot).

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