Argentina lower house backs bill legalising abortion in first 14 weeks
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Argentina lower house backs bill legalising abortion in first 14 weeks

15:20 GMT - The Independent

The lower house of Argentina's congress has approved a bill legalising elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, the first step towards what would be a momentous step for the deeply Catholic nation. The bill now passes to the Senate which could strike it down. Argentinian President Mauricio Macri is opposed to the bill but has encouraged debate on it much to the …



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