Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalise abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalise abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalise abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Argentina

Argentina legalises abortion in landmark vote

  • Argentina became the first major country in Latin America to legalise abortion after the Senate voted to allow it through the 14th week of pregnancy
  • The country’s powerful Catholic Church argues the practice violates the right to life

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Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalise abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalise abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalise abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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