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Montevideo, January 23rd 2019 - 11:50 UTC
The lower house of Argentina’s Congress on Thursday narrowly passed a Bill to legalise abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy after a tight vote on a proposal that has divided the South American nation. Read full article
A pessimistic headline for an initiative that buoyed Argentines amid rapidly deteriorating economic conditions.
If the Senate is keeping an eye on the way a large majority of Argentine society mobilized in support of the legalization of abortion, it will refrain from blocking social progress as supported by the lower chamber.
I read in the Bubble that CFK has announced she will vote in favour of the bill. Strange when she apparently refused to allow a vote on it during her presidency. Perhaps she has changed her mind? Maybe other senators will also do so after seeing the strength of public opinion.
Yes, CFK was opposed to legalizing abortions in Argentina. She would not be the only one changing mind. Some legislators during the recent debate understood that, while they may be ethically or morally opposed, the new law addresses an important health care issue that includes many lives lost to botched abortions performed in unsanitary conditions.
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