Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate
Published on 16.07.2018
A crime or a right? That’s the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.
On the other side of the debate, pro-choice campaigners like 67-year-old Elsa Schvartzman say this is a question of social justice and protecting women’s rights.
A controversial bill that would decriminalize abortion in the first 14 weeks and in cases where the infant would not survive after birth was passed by the lower house Chamber of Deputies last month, before the upper house Senate began debating it two weeks ago.