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While the Senate works out the kinks in the abortion bill, authorities on sexual and reproductive health continue to push for policy changes around the world. Sixteen researchers from the Guttmacher-Lancet Institute (including two representatives from the World Health …

Yesterday, the Lower House unanimously passed a bill aimed at urbanizing 4,228 shanty towns (villas) throughout the country. The initiative was put forward by the government and, if passed by the Senate, would expropriate the land where these …

Yesterday, the Lower House unanimously approved a bill making all Argentine citizens over the age of 18 organ donors unless they formally request otherwise. The law is known as “Ley Justina,” after Justina Lo Cane, a 12 year-old …

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 …

Update: With 129 votes in favor and 125 against, the Lower House passed the bill decriminalizing abortion. It will now be sent to the Senate, where it will go through the same process as it did in its Lower Counterpart: …

The historic debate over the decriminalization of abortion has began. Since most deputies present intend to deliver addresses of their own, the session is expected to stretch out throughout the entire day.

You can follow the debate live here:

As advocates on both sides of the debate gather around throughout the country—plastic fetus-wielding pro-lifers and pro-choice groups carrying their iconic green scarves alike—the tension throughout the country ahead of the Lower House vote to decriminalize abortion is palpable. No …

The day is finally here. The session in the Lower House aimed at voting on the bill decriminalizing abortion has already began. The debate is expected to stretch out throughout the entire day, and the voting will probably not take …

With just hours to go before the vote that will determine the fate of the bill to decriminalize abortion in Argentina, both camps are neck in neck, with the result still too close to call. As deputies continue to announce …

The fate of the bill aimed at decriminalizing abortion will begin to be decided tomorrow, when the members of the four commissions in the Lower House that have been debating the issue for almost three months vote on whether to …