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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 22:38 UTC

Tag: Legal abortion bill

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 06:33 UTC

    Abortion debate: the “blue camp” trusts it has 37 votes (out of 72) in the Senate

    Senator Martinez anticipated the “blue camp” already has sufficient votes in the Senate to win a majority and reject the bill

    An Argentine ruling coalition Senator predicted that the decriminalization abortion bill that will be debated on Wednesday in the upper House, will be rejected since the so called “negative position will triumph”. Ernesto Martinez, who represents the province of Cordoba and supports the bill, said that the “blue camp” had already got enough votes to win a majority.

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 06:20 UTC

    Amnesty makes abortion decriminalization debate in Argentina a worldwide issue

    An image of a coat-hanger, a stark symbol long-associated with unsafe and clandestine abortions, will highlight the deadly consequences of the current law

    Amnesty International has taken out a provocative advert that will appear in 134 countries on the eve of the vote to decriminalize abortion in Argentina. An image of a coat-hanger, a stark symbol long-associated with unsafe and clandestine abortions, will highlight the deadly consequences of the current law, and remind Senators that they have the power to save many lives by voting to decriminalize abortion.

  • Friday, August 3rd 2018 - 11:30 UTC

    Argentine Senate will vote on the abortion bill next Wednesday

    Pro-choice campaigners had hoped to modify the bill, in order to win the support of senators that remain undecided over how they will vote

    The Argentine Senate finally approved the text of a bill to legalize abortion that will be put to a vote on August 8 in the upper chamber. As approved by Congress' lower house Chamber of Deputies on June 14, the bill sent to the Senate decriminalizes abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and provides for conscientious objection for practitioners, but not for hospitals.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 21:23 UTC

    Legal abortion bill in Argentina faces an even steeper up hill in the Senate

    Rights groups have criticised a requirement for a judge’s permission, which often results in lengthy delays or denial of the procedure. (DPA)

    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.