The Stars Aligned for Argentina to Legalize Abortion

A key ingredient to Argentina’s landmark Senate vote last week to legalize abortion? Years of losing.
The country’s abortion rights movement has changed dramatically since a failed bid to legalize the procedure 2 years ago. But the bitter loss seemed to galvanize a national movement.
Plus: Multiple elements aligned recently for abortion rights advocates: The country now has a self-proclaimed feminist president, a quota law that helped women achieve a critical mass in Congress, and a reframing of abortion through a public health lens—which helped sway lawmakers who’d once voted against the movement.
The New York Times

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