December 30th According to a CNN report on the 30th, the Argentine Senate passed a bill on the 30th by 38 votes in favour and 29 against, which legalizes abortion.
Argentina thus became the first country in Latin America to legalize abortion.
The bill reportedly allows women up to 14 weeks of pregnancy to have a legal abortion.
Previously, abortion was only allowed in cases of pregnancy caused by rape and endangering women’s lives, while in other cases, abortion was illegal.
It is reported that throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, only Cuba, Paraguay, French Guiana and Guyana allow selective abortion.
In Mexico, abortion services are available only in Mexico City, the capital, and Oaxaca on request, while abortion is strictly restricted in other areas. Abortion is allowed in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama only when women’s lives are protected.
As for Saldoba, Dominica, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Suriname, abortion is completely banned.