Argentina braces for a new abortion debate
President Alberto Fernández is putting the finishing touches on a bill to legalize abortion in Argentina, as he announced at his state-of-the union address. The country’s Congress is set to debate the initiative again this year, as it did in 2018. But this time, activists hope the outcome will be different, given the government’s support. Although the process in both chambers will still be tight, the land of Pope Francis could soon become the largest Latin American nation allowing abortion on demand during the first trimester.