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In a historic event, the Senate of Argentina decriminalizes abortion


#He #Senate of #Argentina voted, at dawn on #Wednesday, in favor of legalizing abortion until the 14th week of gestation, after a close session followed with interest not only in the country, but also internationally.

#Argentine senators endorsed the call #Voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVE) by 38 votes in favor, 29 against and one abstention.

#In this way, the country joins #Uruguay, #Cuba and #Guyana, the only three countries in #Latin #America where he abortion is legal. #In #Mexico, it is only legal in the capital.
#Outside #Congress, the pro-abortions celebrated the triumph of yes. #Thousands of people had gathered since early #Tuesday, waiting for a vote that lasted for hours.

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#Also read: #Debate on legalization of abortion begins in the #Argentine #Senate

#Until now in #Argentina abortion is only allowed in the event of rape or risk of life to the woman, legislation that has been in force since 1921.

The initiative provides for the conscientious objection of the individual or of a health establishment, although the objectors will have the obligation to refer the patient to another hospital.

#Two years ago, the #Senate rejected a similar bill.

#President #Alberto #Fernandez #He was the promoter of this initiative and on #Tuesday he pointed out that although he is #Catholic, he has to “legislate for all #Argentines.”

#He recalled that since the restoration of democracy in 1983, there have been more than 3,000 deaths of women due to unsafe abortions.

#Also read: “The #Son of #God was born discarded”: the #Pope’s message prior to the vote on abortion in #Argentina

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#According to government estimates, between 370,000 and 520,000 clandestine abortions are performed in the country each year.

#After approval in the #Senate – the #Chamber of #Deputies had already endorsed the initiative – the law passes to #President #Fern├índez for his signature. #With information from AFP

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