Argentina legalizes abortion

After several years of pro choice advocates demanding for legalization of abortion, Argentina passed a law permitting abortions untill 14th week of pregnancy.

The authority of Argentina enhanced the move by passing a Bill that sets up a “multi day plan” to reinforce emotionally supportive networks for pregnant ladies by offering support from pregnancy up to the initial 1000 days of the child’s life.

The legalization comes as significant triumph for women’s right and reproductive rights thinking about that South American nations have a portion of the most rigid foetus removal laws in the world. Preceding the death of the law, the catholic-dominant part nation of Argentina made all premature births unlawful making special cases just on account of rape, incest, or risk to the mother’s life. Illegal abortions are punishable with imprisonment that can extend to 15 years.

According to the Centre for Reproductive Rights, among the other South American nations, Suriname places an absolute ban on abortions, while Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, and Venezuela permit abortions only to save a women’s life.

On the more permissive side, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia permit abortion on health-related grounds while in Uruguay, Guyana, and French Guiana abortion is available on request until 12 weeks of gestation except for Guyana which has a shorter request time of until completion of 8 weeks of gestation.

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