After blocking the debate over the decriminalization of abortion throughout her two terms in office, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is now set to vote in favor of the bill that was passed in the Lower House today. In a tweet posted this afternoon, the FpV-PJ caucus in the Senate announced all its members would support the initiative – and that includes the former President. In fact, she retweeted the message.
Marcelo Fuentes, presidente del bloque de @SenadoresFPVPJ, pedirá a sus pares presidentes de bloque una reunión para avanzar en el tratamiento de la Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo, que tuvo media sanción hace unas horas en la Cámara de Diputados. pic.twitter.com/QFdFYGyVKv
— Senadores FPV-PJ (@SenadoresFPVPJ) June 14, 2018
Ever since the debate took over the national conversation, different members of the Frente para la Victoria hinted it would not be far-fetched to consider the possibility: “Cristina will surprise everyone. She takes note of the changes in the social landscape; she listens to her son and her daughter [who are outspoken advocates of decriminalizing abortion],” said Frente para la Victoria Deputy Mayra Mendoza in an interview with Infobae in March. “It is possible she will vote in favor, I’m counting on her,” had also said former Deputy Diana Conti in a radio interview, when consulted about the possibility.
That possibility has now been confirmed.