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Argentinian parliament stages historic debate on legalising abortion

Buenos Aires - The Argentinian parliament on Wednesday began a historic debate on the legalization of abortion in the country where illegal terminations are an important cause of maternal deaths. It took pro-choice activists eight attempts to bring the matter to parliament. Argentina currently allows a pregnancy to be ended only in cases of rape or risk to the mother s life. The proposed legislation would allow abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The law would also allow doctors to refuse to perfor

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