Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion

Lower house votes 129-123 to allow abortion in first 14 weeksIf senate approves bill President Macri has said he will sign itThe lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, in a historic victory for the country’s growing women’s movement. Tens of thousands of women – many wearing the green headscarfs which have become a symbol of the movement – braved a freezing winter night to stand vigil outside the congress building in Buenos Aires during the...

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By: The Guardian - 7 days ago

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