Argentina, abortion controversy in Congress this week

Posted on July 15, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Health, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues

Pro-life organizations and the Consortium of Catholic Doctors lobbied the National Congress of Argentina this week against abortion after the president of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations Organization proposed sexual and reproductive health legislation legalizing abortion, according to The IACHR presented a report to support their legislation claiming that legalizing abortion would diminish the death rate of women who seek to terminate a pregnancy illegally. The organization also aims to eliminate discrimination against women in the health system and make all types of maternal health services available. These pro-choice organizations are focussing on women rights, but the argument against them that the pro-lifers are presenting to congress is that the rights of the unborn child are excluded.
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