Argentine Senate Rejects Draft Abortion Law
Pope Francis’ native country on August 9, 2018, voted definitively against abortion. The 38 votes opposed against the 31 votes in favor, in the Argentine Senate, put a stop to the legalization of abortion up to the 14th week of gestation. The Senate’s session lasted 16 hours and ended around 3:00 am.
The Chamber of Deputies approved this draft law last June 13, after a legislative debate that lasted 20 hours, with 131 votes in favor and 123 against.
Therefore, voluntary interruption of pregnancy remains a crime in the country, punishable by four years in prison, reported “Vatican News” in Spanish. The