Monday, January 18, 2021
Jan. 15, 2021 (AA.com): Argentine president signs abortion bill into law, by Bala Chambers:
Thursday, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez signed a law permitting abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to the passage of the law, abortions were only permitted in cases of rape or when the pregnancy posed a danger to the pregnant person's life. During the signing ceremony, President Fernandez stated:
"Today is a day of happiness for all, because we are making a more egalitarian and just society and we did it together. For me, it is a day of happiness and something more because I kept my word. I campaigned saying that I was going to work for this law, and today we achieved it," said Fernandez.
"Today for many women it is the culmination of a time of struggle. For many years, they fought for abortion to stop being a crime.”