Thousands of Argentineans Take the Streets to Protest Government’s Abortion Stance

Thousands of Argentineans demonstrated against the government’s new-bill to legalize abortion on Monday afternoon, in different cities across the country.

Thousands of Argentineans demonstrated against the government’s new-bill to legalize abortion on Monday afternoon, in different cities across the country.

The largest group, mobilized by Catholic and evangelical organizations, congregated in capital Buenos Aires before the National Congress building, which is expected to begin debating legislation on abortion over the next few weeks. Marchers around the country carried signs with slogans like “Save Both Lives!” and “March for the Unborn.”

The executive director of the Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches of Argentina, Jorge Gomez, said it was inappropriate for the draft legislation to be taken up amid the ongoing pandemic and at a time when “Argentine society needs unity to solve structural problems such as poverty.”

This will be the ninth time in Argentina that a bill to legalize abortion has been presented in Congress. In 2018, it gained approval in the lower house Chamber of Deputies but was rejected in the Senate. This will be the first time such legislation originated in the country’s Executive branch via a proposal from President Alberto Fernández.


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