New Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina, With President’s Backing

New Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina, With President’s Backing

The New York Times-World·2020-02-22 09:32

BUENOS AIRES — Abortion rights activists in Argentina have formally started the second round in their effort to advance reproductive rights in the land of Pope Francis, buoyed by the hope that the country’s transformed political landscape will put their goal within reach.

Two years ago, activists organized a powerful grass-roots movement that helped persuade the lower house of Congress to vote in favor of legalizing abortion, but the Senate narrowly voted down the bill.

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