Argentina abortion vote won’t end legalisation fight, activists say: ‘It’s going to happen’

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After a bill to legalise abortion fell in the senate, women’s rights leaders say it is just a temporary setback

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have pledged to continue the fight for legal abortion, despite a resounding defeat in the country’s senate when a majority of men over 50 years of age voted against a bill that would have legalized elective abortion up to the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

After more than 15 hours of debate, legislators voted 38 to 31 against the bill early on Thursday, although opinion polls showed the reform had strong public support.

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