.- The new Health Minister of Argentina, Graciela Ocana, who was recently named to the post by President-elect Cristina de Kirchner, said she would maintain the pro-abortion stance of her predecessor.
Ocana first took a post in the administration of Nestor Kirchner in 2004 after having been a representative for the province of Buenos Aires in the national congress.
As a congresswoman, Ocana voted in favor of the morning after pill, homosexual unions, âreproductiveâ health laws and obligatory sex-ed in schools without parental consent.
According to some media reports, Ocana decided not to have children because of trauma she suffered as a child. She was raised by her grandparents from the age of five after her mother died giving birth to her brother.