Argentine Congress to debate legalising abortion

Meanwhile, Argentina's centre-right government has said it would consider holding a referendum on legalising abortion, a controversial issue in the largely Catholic nation.

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    Calls are growing in Argentina for abortion to be legalised.

    It is allowed in specific cases in the mainly Catholic country, for instance, if the pregnancy is the result of rape.

    Congress is expected to debate the controversial issue for the first time.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.


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