Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Lawmakers in Pope Francis' native Argentina on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to legalize abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside the Congress as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125.The bill will now go before the Senate, where it faces an uphill battle to become law. Analysts note that more senators have spoken out against the bill than in its favor.The debate has divided Argentine society. Though Argentina became the first Latin American...

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By: France 24 - 7 days ago

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