Argentina: After Senate Rejects Pro-Choice Law, Woman Dies from Banned Abortion

HeadlineAug 17, 2018

In Argentina, a 34-year-old woman has died after attempting to induce a miscarriage. It’s the first reported death from an outlawed, unsafe abortion since Argentina’s Senate rejected legislation to legalize abortion last week. The decision dealt a blow to women’s health and reproductive rights groups. The powerful Catholic Church had lobbied heavily against legalizing abortion. Currently, abortion in Argentina is banned except in cases of rape or when the mother’s life is at risk. Dozens of Argentine women die every year as a result of unsafe illegal abortions.

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