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Latest update : 2018-08-08

Argentina abortion bill: Country braces for historic vote to legalise abortion

Senators in Argentina are debating whether or not to legalise abortion in all cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, it’s only allowed if the fetus is deformed, the woman has been raped or if the woman's life is in danger. But despite the law, an estimated half a million women have illegal terminations every year. Will Argentina legalise abortion? If not, why? And what will the vote mean for women there and elsewhere in the region?

Produced by Antonnette SMITH, Tatiana REITER, and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By Eve IRVINE

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Mariana ROMERO

Executive Director, CEDES

Martina FERLONI

Student at the University of Buenos Aires

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2018-09-24 Debate

Iran Under Pressure: Tehran Vows Retaliation After Ahvaz Attack

Iran's leader, Hassan Rouhani, returns to the UN general assembly for the first time since Washington walked away from the nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions. Rouhani is also...

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2018-09-21 Debate

EU's mounting challenges: European unity faces test over migration

Today we have our eyes firmly fixed on the Austrian city of Salzburg where European Union leaders on Thursday gathered for a second day for a meeting at which the issues of...

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2018-09-19 Debate

Breakthrough in Pyongyang? Kim promises to visit Seoul, dismantle nuclear sites

Those are some big, big promises from Kim Jong Un: the dismantling of leading nuclear and missile sites, a joint military liaison team with South Korea, even a first-ever trip to...

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2018-09-18 Debate

Syria: What's the deal? Russia, Turkey agree to Idlib buffer zone

Have they avoided the worst, or simply delayed the inevitable? Ten days after airing their differences publicly, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree to a buffer zone...

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2018-09-13 Debate

Brewing storm: The politics of extreme weather

After heatwaves, monsoons and forest fires this summer, warming ocean temperatures have Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas and Typhoon Mangkhut soon to batter the...

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