Argentina abortion: Referendum ‘on the table’, government says

Source: BBC News

Argentina’s centre-right government has, for the first time, said it would consider holding a referendum on legalising abortion.

It is “on the table”, Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña said.

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Meanwhile a bill put forward on Tuesday would allow women to terminate pregnancies during the first 14 weeks.

President Mauricio Macri said he was personally opposed to relaxing the country’s abortion laws, but he would give his Congress allies a free vote.

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