Argentina president urges Congress to start abortion debate
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's conservative President Mauricio Macri said Thursday that Congress should launch a debate on broader legalization of abortion, though he said he opposes it.
Macri told lawmakers that he favors "mature, responsible debates," and his government believes that Congress should include the issue in its 2018 agenda.
"I hope all voices are heard and are taken into consideration," Macri said during his annual state of the nation speech to Congress.
Abortion is only allowed in Argentina in cases of rape and health risks to the woman. But... read more