Argentina Senate approves bill to legalize abortion

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Published on December 30, 2020 by
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Argentina’s Senate has voted to legalize abortion – in a landmark ruling that could have repercussions across Latin America.
The vote followed hours of debate – and decades of campaigning by women’s rights groups in the predominantly Catholic country.
Up until now, seeking or aiding an abortion was a punishable offence. The vote in Argentina has been closely watched in other Latin American countries where abortion is largely still illegal.

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