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‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote

The chamber of deputies is voting on a crucial bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

Even as calls for women in Argentina to be given the legal right to abortion have grown louder on its cities’ streets, a change in the law had seemed unlikely – until now.

But a vote on abortion on Wednesday could transform Pope Francis’s homeland from a country where women can go to jail for having an unlawful termination to one of Latin America’s most progressive countries on reproductive rights.

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