Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 5, 2018 / 03:23 am
Shortly before next week's vote on the abortion bill in the Argentine National Senate, the Tucumán provincial legislature declared the province to be pro-life.
Of 43 provincial legislators, 39 voted in favor of the resolution Aug. 2. The resolution joins other decrees that have declared "pro-life" cities, including Concordia, San Salvador de Jujuy, Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña and San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, among others.
The declaration comes just days ahead of the Aug. 8 Senate vote on a bill to broaden legalization of abortion in the country.
The abortion bill was passed 129-125 by the nation's lower house on June 14 and must be approved by the Senate before it can become law.