What we learned this week: November 14 to 21
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 09:59 President Alberto Fernández sends bill to Congress seeking to legalise abortion in first 14 weeks of pregnancy, firing the starting pistol on another epic legislative showdown.
21-11-2020 09:53 After more than a decade of demonstrations, pro-choice activists feel that 2020 might finally be there year.
21-11-2020 09:44 President Alberto Fernández’s complete message to the nation.
17-11-2020 17:36 President Alberto Fernández said Tuesday that his government had sent a bill to legalise abortion to Congress, firing the starting gun on what is likely to be another epic legislative showdown.
11-11-2020 01:43 Legal & Technical Secretary Vilma Ibarra confirms that bill will be sent to Congress this month, with debate to take place in extraordinary sessions.
31-10-2020 14:49 President Alberto Fernández has confirmed that he will send a bill to legalise abortion in Argentina to Congress imminently. Here’s how the numbers shape up ahead in the upper house of an era-defining vote.
31-10-2020 09:15 Campaigners for the legalisation of abortion call on supporters to paint Argentina green; President Alberto Fernández says bill is on the way.
28-10-2020 22:40 President Alberto Fernández is preparing his government to send a bill to allow the voluntary interruption of pregnancy to Argentina’s lower house before the end of the year. Inside Congress, however, the countdown has already begun.
27-10-2020 17:14 Peronist leader says in an interview that his government is putting the final touches to a bill to legalise abortion and that it would soon be sent to Congress.
27-09-2020 22:06 Activists from Amnesty International stage unusual protest outside National Congress building, as part of a publicity campaign renewing their demand for free, legal and safe abortion in Argentina.
30-08-2020 09:54 Brazil expanded its requirements Friday for rape victims seeking an abortion, including a rule that medical staff must tell the woman she can see the embryo or foetus via ultrasound.
14-08-2020 01:00 Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero says bill to legalise abortion in Argentina will not be presented to Congress this year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic.
20-07-2020 10:35 Legal & Technical secretary Vilmar Ibarra is one of President Alberto Fernández's most trusted officials. In an interview, she discusses the relationships within the ruling Frente de Todos coalition, judicial reform and the potential legalisation of abortion in Argentina.
17-07-2020 15:57 After two hours of debate and with 50 votes in favour, the Buenos Aires Legislature grants approval to law guaranteeing national protocol for the voluntary interruption of pregnancy.
13-03-2020 17:12 Bill to legalise abortion in Argentina, which was expected to be sent to Congress today, has been pushed back to Monday amid Covid-19 outbreak.
09-03-2020 22:48 Demonstrators call for legal and free abortion, gender-pay equality, and end to gender violence during two days of rallies across the country.
09-03-2020 13:37 Catholics in Argentina flocked to Luján on Sunday for a Mass “in favour of life” on International Women's Day.
05-03-2020 07:00 In his first speech to Congress upon the arrival of a new legislative session, Alberto Fernández vowed to begin a project to legalise abortion in the coming weeks. Campaigners on both sides are preparing for another showdown.
04-03-2020 14:05 Opposition lawmaker, who drew headlines in 2018 after impassioned plea during abortion debate in Congress, praises President Fernández's leadership in renewed push to legalise procedure in Argentina.
03-03-2020 09:57 Colombia’s Constitutional Court votes in favour of upholding the nation's restrictive abortion law in a ruling that had been closely watched around Latin America.
01-03-2020 23:42 Peronist president says he will seek to legalise abortion, reform the Judiciary and make Argentina’s debt burden sustainable, as he opens new sessions in Congress.
28-02-2020 07:00 Abortion, agriculture, pensions and debt restructuring expected to be included in Peronist leader’s address to lawmakers this Sunday.
27-02-2020 16:36 As President Alberto Fernández prepares to send an abortion reform bill to Congress, Latin America's feminists are continuing to mobilise across the continent in their fight for women's rights.
26-02-2020 13:41 President expected to discuss IMF support, abortion, and judicial reform in his upcoming speech to lawmakers, which will mark opening of congressional sessions.
22-02-2020 09:53 ‘19F’ rally brings tens of thousands of demonstrators to streets. Legislative battle lies ahead, with government set to present abortion reform bill to Congress on March 1.
21-02-2020 13:42 Health Minister, Ginés González García, declares that President Fernández will send an abortion reform bill to Congress "soon," but underlines that the Peronist leader will determine its timetable.
20-02-2020 09:49 Thousands of women, with nearly all sporting the green scarves that have become the iconic symbol of Argentina's abortion rights movement, rally before Congress.
17-02-2020 16:26 Third annual '19F' march, led by the National Campaign for Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, will take place this Wednesday from 5pm before Congress.
10-02-2020 14:36 Women, Gender, and Diversity Minister Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta reiterates that government will seek to do more than just decriminalise the procedure when it eventually sends a bill to Congress.
01-02-2020 09:12 Poverty and debt on agenda as president and the pontiff meet at Vatican – but mixed messages emerge over discussions over abortion reform.
01-01-2020 09:59 Issue will be "addressed in 2020," confirms president in radio interview. A bill to legalise the procedure in Argentina failed to clear in the Senate in 2018, after passing the lower house Chamber of Deputies.
14-12-2019 12:06 What were the highlights of the past week?
13-12-2019 12:05 Change will make it harder for hospitals to deny women seeking to terminate pregnancies in cases of rape or endangerment to their health.
04-12-2019 17:07 Ginés González García will serve for a third time as nation's health minister, president-elect confirms – and he says he will reinstate the abortion protocol struck down last month by President Macri.
27-11-2019 08:00 Mercosur Parliament lawmaker Eduardo Valdés says he finds the debate over the legalisation of abortion to be “archaic” and predicts it will be legalised in the coming years.
23-11-2019 10:48 Frustration boils over on both sides of the aisle after president revokes health secretary’s new protocol for non-punishable abortions.
23-11-2019 10:35 President Macri slams Adolfo Rubinstein for ‘unilateral decision’ and immediately revokes update of guidelines for non-punishable abortions.
21-11-2019 15:21 Macri administration revokes protocol updating guidelines for non-punishable abortions, only a few hours after its publication in the Official Gazette on Wednesday.
18-11-2019 12:02 Though the exact timeline remains unclear, the president-elect says decriminalisation will be a legislative priority early in his term.
09-11-2019 08:58 Pressure mounts on president-elect to make legalisation a priority upon taking office.
30-08-2019 20:00 Filmmakers Andrew Gold and Lucy D'Cruz delve into the anti-abortion movement, interviewing famed campaigner Mariana Rodríguez Varela and going undercover at an abortion consultant.
09-08-2019 15:45 Studies show that people between the ages of 18 and 24 feel little dedication to political parties, but issues are helping them become increasingly involved in politics.
09-08-2019 15:00 The country's feminist movement lurches forward as activists hope to make legalised abortion a pivotal issue in October's election.
08-08-2019 18:44 A year ago today, the Senate rejected by seven votes a measure to legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The battle, however, is far from over.
30-07-2019 16:45 NGO launches anew online platform to promote the legalisation of abortion in Argentina, in view of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections this October.
25-06-2019 19:10 Leandro Rodríguez Lastra was found guilty last month of misconduct by a Cipoletti court for failing to carry out a legally-warranted abortion on a woman who had been raped.
10-06-2019 18:11 Protestors marched with handkerchiefs reading “Saving two lives is not a crime” in support of Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, a doctor found guilty of preventing the abortion of 19-year-old rape victim.
04-06-2019 06:18 There were 278 officially recorded cases of gender-based violence in Argentina in 2018, according to an annual report from the country’s Women’s Office (OM). NGOs, however, believe the true figure was much higher.