Argentina: Critical opportunity to legalize abortion

Index Number: AMR 13/3312/2020

In March 2020, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez publicly committed to present a bill to Congress to legalise abortion before the year’s end. This commitment has still not been fulfilled as we quickly approach the end of Congress’ current session on 30 November. After this date the possibilities of getting this vital bill approved will diminish significantly. We are therefore calling on the president to honour his word and meet Argentina’s human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women and girls’ rights, life, health and autonomy by urgently presenting the bill to legalize abortion before the end of the year.

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