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Latin America has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. Abortion is illegal under any circumstance in six countries: the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Suriname. In the majority of Latin America, getting an …

Writing about what happened on the night of June 13 and on the morning of the 14th is certainly a challenge, not only because the Lower House voting to approve the bill to decriminalize and legalize abortion is a historical …

 


After 22 hours of debating it was all over; Argentina’s deputies approved the bill to decriminalize and legalize abortion, a landmark result in the struggle for gender equality which would have been unfathomable just a couple of years ago.

 

 

Openly in favor of the legislation from the beginning, Silvia Lospennato, PRO member and representative of the Buenos Aires Province in the Lower House, left no question as to how she would vote yesterday morning. More surprising, however, …

Once the results confirming that the decriminalization and legalization of abortion bill had been passed were read out, the celebrations this morning didn’t echo out from one particular side of the Lower House. They were instead scattered throughout the …

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 …

After this morning’s historic vote in the Lower House approving abortion reform, all eyes will now be focused on Senate as the bill must now win over a majority of Senators in order to become law.

Campaigners will have …

During almost an entire day, the Lower House debated – and ultimately passed – the bill aimed at decriminalizing abortion. The large majority of the 257 national deputies used their right to deliver an address during the session and more …

The debate over the decriminalization of abortion is (was?) a cross-cut in the Argentine political landscape. On the one hand, members of parties that have been historically opposed to it found themselves joining forces with others who have traditionally been …