Argentina Legalizes Abortion in Historic, Long-Fought-For Vote

HeadlineDec 30, 2020

In news from Latin America, Argentine lawmakers have approved a bill to allow abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy — becoming the largest Latin American nation to roll back anti-choice laws. President Alberto Fernández, who introduced the legislation, is set to sign it into law. Argentina is the home country of Pope Francis. Reproductive rights activists who spent years campaigning for Argentina’s bill hope other predominantly Catholic nations across Latin America will follow suit by overturning harsh anti-abortion laws.

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