Will abortion become legal in Argentina?

Women in the country face up to four years in prison for having a clandestine abortion. But that might soon change.

Argentina abortion

The movement to decriminalise and legalise abortion in Argentina has been ongoing.

Activists came close in 2018, fueled by a powerful grassroots movement of women. But the Senate in the majority Roman Catholic country narrowly rejected a bill that would have legalised the procedure.

Now, the movement has found an important ally: President Alberto Fernandez.

We go to Buenos Aires bureau to speak to Teresa Bo, an Al Jazeera journalist covering Latin America.

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The team:

Ney Alvarez produced this episode with Dina Kesbeh, Alexandra Locke, Priyanka Tilve, Amy Walters and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is our engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s, head of audio.

Special thanks to Teresa Bo, Mercedes Vargas-Lugo and Pilar Tejerina.


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Source: Al Jazeera