Buenos Aires – City lawmakers vote to adopt ILE abortion protocol

After two hours of debate and with 50 votes in favour, the Buenos Aires Legislature grants approval to law guaranteeing national protocol for the voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

July 17, 2020

After an almost two-hour long debate, during which some lawmakers spoke in person and others remotely, the Buenos Aires City Legislature voted Thursday to adopt the Legal Interruption of Pregnancy (ILE) medical protocol in the nation's capital.

The ILE protocol lays out the steps for terminating a pregnancy in circumstances authorised under Argentina's penal code, which includes pregnancies that are a result of rape or if the foetus endangers the life or health of the woman.

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