Argentina lower house approves landmark bill to legalise abortion

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Argentina’s lower house has approved a government-backed bill to legalise abortion, a big step forward for the legislation that could set the tone for a wider shift in conservative Latin America.
Backed by President Alberto Fernandez, the draft law, which would provide for the legal termination of pregnancy until the 14th week, was passed with 131 votes in favour, 117 against and six abstentions on Friday.
It will now move up to the Senate, where an even tighter vote is anticipated.
Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports.

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