ARGENTINA – Five letters to the country while the Senate debates the abortion bill
20 Jul 2018
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
After intense negotiations, the abortion law reform bill that was approved by the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress on 14 June will be reviewed by three Commissions in the Senate. Hearings are already taking place. The final vote is scheduled for 8 August. At the end of June, according to TelesurTV, 27 Senators had said they would vote in favour of the new law, 29 against, and 16 remained undecided, but whether this remains true is unknown.
Meanwhile, the media are actively publishing on the issues. On 19 July, for example, Clarín published reports of the experiences of three women and two men. The first woman wrote: