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Blessed be the fruit, dear readers. May the Lord open.

Yesterday afternoon, as the Senate officially began its hearings on the bill to legalize abortion, the collective Periodistas Argentinas silently protested outside Congress, dressed in the iconic red cloaks of …

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 …

The night before the beginning of the next phase of the debate over the abortion decriminalization bill, National Deputy Elisa “Lilita” Carrió, one of its staunchest detractors, assured that President Mauricio Macri only enabled the debate because he had been …

On June 13th, the lower house of Argentina’s congress voted Yes on a bill to allow women in Argentina to access safe, legal abortion within the first fourteen weeks of gestation. Now, the bill passes to the Senate, which will

Last night, abortion rights activists in Argentina came together for a pañuelazo federal, a nationwide pro-choice demonstration, to show support for the law to decriminalize abortion and urge Congress to take immediate action to push the bill through Commissions and …

As Argentina’s bill to decriminalize and legalize abortion prepares to go to the Senate, legislators are attempting to reconcile their differing visions about what it should look like. Amidst the arguments and appeals being slung from either side of the …

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 …