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Argentina’s Congress to vote on legalising abortion

The Catholic Church and Pope Francis, who is Argentinian, have stepped up efforts to influence the historic vote.

Politicians in Argentina‘s lower house of Congress will vote on Wednesday on whether to legalise abortions.

A ‘yes’ vote could send a strong signal in a region where the Catholic Church has long dominated the debate.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.