The Argentine Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion. The vote took place this morning after a session where there was a debate and vote on a bill legalising elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
France 24 reported that demonstrators on both sides of the issue have rallied outside Congress, braving the cold and rain to stand vigil as the Senate debates the bill. Buses have brought people to Buenos Aires from all over Argentina.
Pro-choice activists have donned green scarves or dressed as characters from “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a novel about the oppression of women. Anti-abortion demonstrators wear baby blue for the Argentine flag and the Catholic Church.