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Argentina congress takes historic step towards legalising abortion

Lower house votes 129-123 to allow abortion in first 14 weeksIf senate approves bill President Macri has said he will sign itThe lower house of Argentina’s congress has narrowly approved a bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in what has been described as a historic move.The bill was narrowly passed by the chamber of deputies by 129 to 123 votes on Thursday and will now go before the senate. Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, has said he will sign it if it is approved. Continue...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 4 days ago