Argentina: Senate’s rejection of bill to legalise abortion
Saturday, 11 August 2018
Press Release: UNHCHR
Argentina: UN rights experts regret Senate’s rejection of bill to legalise abortion
GENEVA (10 August 2018) – UN human rights experts* expressed deep regret that the Argentinian Senate rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, calling the decision a missed opportunity to advance women’s rights in the country.
“The Senate’s vote has failed women in Argentina and more widely, in a region which has generally very restrictive laws in terms of termination of pregnancy,” the experts said.