Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion
Lower house votes 129-123 to allow abortion in first 14 weeks
If senate approves bill President Macri has said he will sign it
Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires
Thu 14 Jun 2018
The lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, in a historic victory for the country’s growing women’s movement.
Tens of thousands of women – many wearing the green headscarfs which have become a symbol of the movement – braved a freezing winter night to stand vigil outside the congress building in Buenos Aires during the marathon 20-hour debate.