Thursday, August 9, 2018

Riots on the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina votes against legalising abortion

The streets of Buenos Aires transformed into a fire-filled riot after Argentina's Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. SEE ALSO: Prepare to sob at these moving stories of people travelling home for Ireland's abortion vote After a 15-hour debate, 31 senators voted in favour and 38 voted against a bill legalising abortion in the overwhelmingly Catholic countryPer the New York Times, "under current Argentine law, in place since 1921, abortion is legal only in cases of rape or if the pregnancy poses a risk to the woman’s health." It's believed pressure from the Catholic church and Pope Francis are behind the decision not to stray from the strict abortion ban. Read more... More about Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Social Good, Activism, and Health source: #Headlines by: Rachel Thompson

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