In a historic and emotional 12-hour session, the Chamber of Senators of the Nation signed into law the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) bill in front of a crowd of “blue” and “green” militants who remained throughout the morning in the Congress Square.
The sanction had more votes in favor than expected in recent days: 38 senators, including Peronists, radicals and the PRO. On the other side, he had 29 against, also with an equal crosscut, in addition to one abstention. The Front of All was the space that contributed the most votes, although one of its main opponents was the head of the bloc, José Mayans. There were two absences that also subtracted ‘heavenly’ votes: the former governor of San Luis, Adolfo Rodríguez Saá, and the Riojan senator White vega. Abstention from William Snopek, a Peronist from Jujuy, was also discounted to that sector.
“Today we are a better society that expands rights to women and guarantees public health”, celebrated President Alberto Fernández after the enactment of the law.
In this note, the official list of how each legislator voted
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