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Activists Renew Battle to Legalize Some Abortions in Argentina, Lawmakers

First Posted: Jun 03, 2019 01:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine activists on Tuesday were launching a renewed effort to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last year.

Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. A similar measure last year passed the lower house of Congress but was defeated in the Senate under heavy opposition by religious organizations.

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