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Argentina:Voting underway in Congress for legalising abortion

Last update: 14/06/2018
BUENOS AIRES, June 14 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR)--As the lower chamber of Argentina's Congress debated Wednesday the approval of a bill to legalize elective abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy, the bills' supporters and detractors mobilized for and against the law.

Some undecided legislators are tipping the final balance in favour of legalizing abortion in the midst of a national campaign for women´s reproductive rights.

Previously undecided legislator Alejandro Garcia announced Wednesday morning that he would vote in favour of the law. Until now, the Argentine legislation only allows for legal abortions in cases of rape and risk to the woman's life.

Other lawmakers have changed their mind due to the two-months-long debate in the legislative commission that preceded Wednesday´s debate.

"The debate has changed my original position, against legalizing abortion. I will vote in favour of the law. My convictions are mine, they guide my life. But my convictions are not the truth. The truth is what happens and my obligation as a legislator is to work to transform it, " Jose Ignacio Mendiguren tweeted this morning.....


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