Abortion debate in Argentina heats up

Abortion debate in Argentina heats up


Demonstrators rallied in front of Argentina's National Congress on Thursday as a Congressional committee debated a bill to legalise abortion in the deeply Catholic nation.

The commission is expected to send a bill that would allow women to interrupt pregnancy during the first 14 weeks to the Lower House floor.

While Argentina's Congress has debated abortion before, the topic has garnered more attention since centre-right President Mauricio Macri said he was in favour of debate and would encourage his allies in Congress to vote as they saw fit even though he was personally opposed.

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