President Alberto Fernández sent the bill to legalize abortion to the National Congress for consideration on November 17
This is the first time that a head of state in Argentina will present a bill of this nature and it will be a significant breakthrough for the long-demanded abortion rights in the country.
Argentine women, activists, feminist movements and social organizations celebrated the announcement by President Alberto Fernández to present a bill to decriminalize abortion in the country
Newly elected Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez has repeatedly expressed support for the movement and has called legal abortions a public health issue.
Oaxaca is the second state after the capital Mexico City to decriminalize elective abortions
The proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape was defeated in Ecuador’s National Assembly after it obtained only 65 votes as opposed to the mandatory 70