Argentina heads for close Senate vote on expanding right to abortion

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2020

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's Senate will decide next week whether to give final approval to a government-backed bill that would expand the availability of legal abortion, a proposal that has divided a society with strong ties to the Roman Catholic church.

On Dec. 11, the lower house of Congress approved the measure, which would allow interruption of pregnancies until the fourteenth week. The Senate vote is expected to be close.