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Leftist Chilean lawmakers lodge abortion bill in Congress

Santiago - Leftist opposition lawmakers in Chile on Tuesday presented a bill in Congress seeking to legalize abortion in the conservative South American country, weeks after a similar bid in Argentina was narrowly defeated.

Leftist Chilean lawmakers lodge abortion bill in Congress

Santiago - Leftist opposition MPs in Chile on Tuesday presented a bill in Congress seeking to legalize abortion in the conservative South American country, weeks after a similar bid in Argentina was narrowly defeated.

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Buenos Aires - Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier.

Marches and tears as Argentina abortion law vote approaches

Buenos Aires - With Argentina on the verge of a Senate move on legalizing abortion, women in favor marched, banged pots and made their voices heard Sunday.

Brazil's top court holds debate on decriminalizing abortion

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Friday began public hearings on scrapping highly restrictive abortion laws that have pushed large numbers of women to seek clandestine procedures.

Thousands march in Chile demanding abortion law overhaul

Santiago - Thousands of people took part in a march in the Chilean capital demanding reform of laws that allow abortion only in cases of rape or reasons of health.

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

Buenos Aires - A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.

Argentine Senate starts debating historic abortion bill

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate on Tuesday began debating a historic abortion bill passed by the lower house Chamber of Deputies last month.

Argentine Congress prepares for historic abortion vote

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in conservative Argentina prepared to vote Wednesday on a decisive bill to legalize abortion which if passed, would make it the most populous Latin American country to do so.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentine Congress set for historic abortion vote

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in traditionally conservative Argentina began a key session Wednesday ahead of a divisive vote on a bill to legalize abortion.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Women's Day marches fill Latin America capitals to denounce femicide

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires and capital cities across Latin America Thursday to mark International Women's Day and protest against gender-based violence.
 

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