Pro-abortion advocates had plenty of reason to celebrate last week as a divisive social debate in Argentina concluded in their favor.
Argentina has traditionally been a pro-life country, but after surrendering to pressure from international pro-choice advocacy groups, it recently became the largest Latin American country to legalize abortion.
As The Guardian reported, pro-choice campaigners “erupted in celebration” on Dec. 30 after Argentina’s Senate decided in a 38-29 vote to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
While Argentina previously made exceptions for abortion in cases of rape or risk to the mother’s life, this decision essentially legalizes elective abortion nationally.
The vote came several weeks after the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Argentina’s Congress, approved the abortion bill. The legislation had been put before the body by Argentina’s