Argentine Senate Starts Debating Historic Abortion Bill

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Argentine Senate Starts Debating Historic Abortion Bill
Pro- and anti-abortion activists announced separate protests in front of Congress to coincide with the start of Senate discussions on the issue.

Published 3 July 2018

Argentina's Senate began Tuesday debating a historic abortion bill passed by the lower house Chamber of Deputies last month.

In June, the lower house Chamber of Deputies backed a bill decriminalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and beyond that in cases where the infant would not survive after birth, by 129 votes to 125.

A final debate on the matter will be held on August 8. Argentina's 72 senators are largely opposed to the abortion bill, although 10 have not yet publicly revealed their stance.

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