Legal abortion in Argentina: the keys to the bill passed in the Senate – Bolivia Verifies
Legal abortion in Argentina: the keys to the bill passed in the Senate

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Legal abortion in Argentina: the keys to the bill passed in the Senate

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by 38 votos a favor y 29 against, el Senado argentino aprobó la legalización de la interrupción del embarazo hasta la semana 14. Lee las claves de la nueva ley

El aborto ya no será clandestino en Argentina. En la madrugada de este miércoles, el Senado aprobó por 38 votes in favour, in front of 29 against, la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo hasta la semana 14 de gestación.

That way, Argentina se convierte en el país número 67 en legalizar esta práctica. Lee las claves de la nueva ley:

  • Garantiza el derecho a acceder a la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo con el solo requerimiento de la mujer o persona gestante hasta la week 14 and within a time frame maximum of 10 days from the request.
  • Whether the voluntary termination of pregnancy should be performed on a person under the age of 13 years, "your informed consent shall be required with the assistance of at least one of your parents or legal representative".
  • To be included in the PMO (Mandatory Medical Program) for ensure equal access and effective compliance.
  • the consultancy the woman who decides to agree to terminate the pregnancy will be voluntary and will be available in the health establishment. This includes "information on the procedure to be carried out and the necessary aftercare".
  • La ley contempla una imprisonment from three months to one year for a pregnant person who has an abortion after the 14 weeks of gestation without there being "risk to the life or integral health of the pregnant person". The project clarifies, However, that "the penalty may be waived when circumstances make the conduct excusable".
  • "Conscientious objection" cannot be institutional. I mean, a health professional may object to intervene directly in practice on the grounds of conscientious objection, but must refer the patient "in good faith" to be attended by another professional without delay. The project, in accordance with current case-law, does not contemplate the possibility of institutional conscientious objection. In other words, a clinic cannot say that as an institution they object to the practice, but the objection can only be at the individual level.