After 16 hours of debate in Argentina’s Senate, the bill that would allow abortion up to 14 weeks was voted down by a narrow margin.
Argentina is a predominantly Roman Catholic population who has a history of opposing abortion even though abortion is legal in cases of rape and health of the mother. Argentina is the birthplace of Pope Francis who just recently said that abortion is the “white glove” equivalent of Nazi eugenics practices. This bill has been one of the biggest public discussions in Argentina recently. Ppro-life Argentina President Mauricio Macri pushed legislators to vote on it and also said that he would sign the bill into law if it made it to his desk.