Argentine Senate approves bill to legalize abortion

(STL.News) Argentina’s Senate has voted to legalize elective abortion up to the 14th week, in a groundbreaking decision that delivers a huge win for reproductive rights activists.

The vote was 38 to 29 in favor, with one abstention, a strong victory considering that the vote had been too close to call in the days leading up to it.

Argentina, with a population of 45 million, is now the largest country to legalize elective abortion in Latin America, a region with some of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo joins us live from Buenos Aires for the latest updates.

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