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Argentine Senate Rejects Legislation to Legalize Abortion

HeadlineAug 09, 2018
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In Argentina, the Senate has rejected legislation to legalize abortion, dealing 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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