Argentinean President Sends Congress Bill to Legalize Abortion

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez said in a Wednesday morning video message posted on Facebook that his government had sent a bill to legalize abortion in the country to Congress.

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez said in a Wednesday morning video message posted on Facebook that his government had sent a bill to legalize abortion in the country to Congress.

In the video, the leftist leader said that Argentina had to deal with “the dilemma” before it and face up to the reality that unsafe clandestine abortions that were being “performed in hiding.” He also pointed out he sought to guarantee that “all women have access to the right to comprehensive healthcare.”

Fernandez explained he was delivering on a promise he made during the presidential campaign in 2019. He vowed to push for legalization in March, during an address to the nation, but the plans were put on hold when Argentina went into one of the hardest lockdowns in Latin America to contain the spread of the COVID-19

“It was always my commitment that the State accompany all pregnant people in their maternity and take care of the life and health of those who decide to interrupt their pregnancy. The State must not ignore any of these realities,” he stressed.


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