Argentina legalizes abortion, reactions from people

Argentina legalizes abortion
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The Senate of Argentina has approved a bill to legalize abortion Wednesday in an historic vote seen as a major victory for abortion rights advocates in the Catholic-majority country.

The Senate at her sitting voted 38-29 to give millions of women access to legal terminations under a new law supported by President Alberto Fernández. The margin was expected to be much smaller.

Report had it that massive crowds of abortion rights activists and anti-abortion campaigners gathered outside the Argentine National Congress to await the results, which came in the morning after an overnight debate. Supporters of the bill celebrated the news with loud cheers — and, in some cases, tears of joy.

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While speaking with newsmen Mariela Belski, executive director of Amnesty International Argentina and an ambassador for the global women’s rights movement said: “Today, Argentina has made an emblematic step forward in defending the rights of women, girls and people with reproductive capacity.”

The law will legalize abortion in all cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion in Argentina, South America’s third-most populous country. It is currently only permitted when a pregnancy results from rape or endangers the life or health of the woman but it is illegal and punishable by 15 years imprisonment in other circumstances (different from rape or danger cases).

Citizens of Argentina have been expressing satisfaction at the success of the abortion  bill and their comments are below;

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“Proud of everyone who has been fighting the fight to legalize abortion in Argentina for YEARS. Congratulations on your massive win. It is not lost on the world that this comes at a great cost, as so many suffered along the way. Here’s to the future!!!!!!! 💚💚💚 ” Halsey a popular American singer tweet this

“What baffles me is that conservatives think that celebrating the choice of abortion is celebrating abortion. Imagine – we have to fight for a choice that every person dreads making anyway, but is then made so much more difficult due to bigotry”.

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