Abortion in Argentina: Safe, Legal and Free of Charge (+photos)

The Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) is the name of the abortion law bill approved this Wednesday in Argentina

The law made Argentina the third Latin American nation to legalize abortion, after Uruguay and Cuba. (Photo taken from www.pagina12.com.ar).

This Wednesday, the members of the Senate in Argentina endorsed the bill of Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE). This way the new regulation will be sent to the national Executive power for its legalization.

According to information released on Twitter, the project of access to voluntary interruption of pregnancy and post-abortion care was voted with 38 people in favour.

The first draft of the bill on the legalization of abortion was created in 2006. (Photo taken from www.pagina12.com.ar).

After the enactment, the regulation will proceed, “an instance in which some changes will be introduced that do not modify the spirit of the norm,” explained the teleSUR journalist, Carolina Silvestri.  She emphasized that, with 68 senators present and four absent, the upper house “finally heard the historic demand of feminism” in the South American country.

Women celebrate the adoption of the new law in Argentina. (Photo taken from www.pagina12.com.ar).

Argentinian President Alberto Fernández has stressed that now that the Senate has approved the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Law (IVE), abortion will now safe, legal and free of charge.

Translated from RHC

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