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Argentine Catholic Church readies for the anti/abortion battle: rally on Women's Day

Monday, February 10th 2020 - 08:45 UTC
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President Fernandez said he would propose a law to “end the penalization of abortion and allow any abortion to receive care in a public health centre.” President Fernandez said he would propose a law to “end the penalization of abortion and allow any abortion to receive care in a public health centre.”
The anti-abortion rally, “Yes to women, yes to life,” is scheduled for March 8 and is meant to celebrate life “from conception until a natural death,” the church said. The anti-abortion rally, “Yes to women, yes to life,” is scheduled for March 8 and is meant to celebrate life “from conception until a natural death,” the church said.

The Catholic Church in Argentina has called an anti-abortion rally to coincide with International Women's Day, after centre-left President Alberto Fernandez spoke in favor of decriminalization of the issue.

While in Paris last Wednesday, Fernandez said he would propose a law to “end the penalization of abortion and allow any abortion to receive care in a public health centre.”

“There are some who think legalizing abortion makes it obligatory. No, it's not obligatory for anyone,” said Fernandez.

The anti-abortion rally, called “Yes to women, yes to life,” is scheduled for March 8 and is meant to celebrate life “from conception until a natural death,” the church said.

It will take place at the basilica in the city of Lujan, some 75 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

Even before Fernandez was elected, he spoke of trying to push through legalization of abortion, and his health minister, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, is a supporter of such a law.

Abortion in Argentina is legal only in cases of rape or when the pregnancy puts the mother's life at risk. In 2018, a bill that would have permitted legal abortion up to 14 weeks passed the country's lower house but was defeated in the Senate.

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  • Enrique Massot

    Time for Argentina to join other advanced countries in solving this public health issue once for all.

    Legalization won't push anyone to practice abortion. Women who want to do it, on the other hand, will be able to legally and safely access professional help. Legalization must of course go together with education, access to contraception and other measures to reduce the number of situations in which abortion is required, as much as possible.

    Feb 10th, 2020 - 07:10 pm 0
  • Pipino

    Killing babies is wrong.
    Why is Pope Francis silent ?

    Feb 10th, 2020 - 09:32 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    It takes a souless “progressive” to advocate the abortion of a healty unborn child. It is immoral, unethical and cannot be justified.

    Feb 11th, 2020 - 12:47 am 0
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