CNA Staff, Jun 1, 2020 / 13:00 pm
Argentina's digital March for Life May 30 drew 390,000 participants on Facebook alone, according to preliminary numbers from march organizers.
The pro-life effort came on the heels of a promise from Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez to again push for a bill to legalize abortion in the country's legislature. That legislation was on the verge of being introduced in March when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the country, forcing its postponement.
Current law in Argentina prohibits abortion, except when the mother's life or health is determined to be in danger, or in cases of rape.
In a controversial move, Fernandez' appointee as Minister of Health, Ginés González García, issued new protocols on abortion Dec. 12 2019, widening the circumstances for a legal abortion.