Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss
Source: Associated Press
By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and ALMUDENA CALATRAVA
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women’s groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate’s rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis’ home country.
There were even expectations that the conservative government might now move to decriminalize abortions following the wave of demonstrations by feminist groups that pushed the legislation before Congress.
Senators debated for more than 15 hours before voting 38-31 in the early hours of Thursday against the measure, which would have allowed abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.