TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Communities at Risk, Gender-based Discrimination, Violence Against Women, Women's Health, Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Women's Rights • Americas, Argentina •
Urgent Action Victory! Legal Abortion is Closer Than Ever (Argentina: UA 163.20)
In March 2020, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez publicly committed to present a bill to Congress to legalize abortion before the year’s end. On 17 November 2020, he fulfilled this commitment by tabling a bill for the legalization of abortion before the Argentinian Congress. The bill is now subject to congressional debate and voting, which is expected to take place between November 2020 and February 2021. Amnesty International will continue to actively and decisively campaign to ensure both chambers vote in favor of the bill and abortions are finally legal in Argentina.