Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. In Argentina, abortion is only allowed in cases of rape and risks to a woman's health. Backers of the measure said legalizing abortion would save the life of many women. The Catholic Church and other groups opposed it, saying it violated Argentine law guaranteeing life from the moment of conception. Demonstrations in support of the Argentine abortion measure were held Wednesday in Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Ecuador.
Source: ABC News August 09, 2018 05:48 UTC