Argentina’s Lower House Votes to Legalize Abortion

The Senate is now expected to address the bill before the end of the year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lower house of Argentina's congress approved the legalization of abortion on Friday, December 11th, sending the proposal to the Senate -- which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

The legislation, which would allow abortion until the 14th week of pregnancy, got 131 votes in favor and 117 against with six abstentions, reported the secretary of the Chamber of Deputies after a 20-hour session.

In Argentina, abortion is now allowed . . .

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