Protests in Argentina calling for decriminalisation of abortion

President Mauricio Macri is opposed to changing the law, but has allowed a debate in government, angering the Catholic Church.

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    Nationwide protests have been held in Argentina calling for the decriminalisation of abortion.

    The demands follow months of televised hearings on whether or not to allow women to terminate pregnancies within the first 14 weeks.

    A congressional committee is due to vote on the proposed change to the law which both houses of parliament would also have to approve.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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