Legal abortion: pending a tight outcome, the Senate prepares to debate the bill

On Tuesday afternoon the debate will begin which promises to last until Wednesday morning

On Tuesday afternoon the debate will begin which promises to last until Wednesday morning

Almost a month after it began to be analyzed in the lower house, the draft Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE) this will come Tuesday al Senate for the final debate. Starting at 16, the legislators who position themselves in favor of the initiative promoted by the Government will seek to revalidate the half sanction that it obtained in Deputies on December 10.

Waiting for a adjusted result, “green” and “blue” sectors called a vigil and mobilization around the Congress for the day of the vote. Meanwhile, the Executive will coordinate a security operation to avoid possible incidents.

Although the numbers are very even, the ruling party trusts that the vote will be favorable for the approval of the law. In case of a tie, it would be up to the vice president Cristina Kirchner Settle the approval or rejection of the regulations. In this scenario, the official is expected to express herself in favor of the project, based on the fundamentals that he presented in the debate that took place in 2018.

It is expected that the vote in the Senate be the definitive in relation to the initiative sent to Congress by President Alberto Fernández, since a possible modification of the text of the law to obtain new adhesions would delay its approval beyond 2020, something that the Frente de Todos discards because it considers it a political defeat.

The legalization of abortion in Argentina was one of Fernández’s campaign promises, which in 2019 announced that it would promote the project when he was elected President.

“Green” and “blue” watches and security operations

Sectors for and against the bill will gather this Tuesday near the Senate (Photos: NA).
Sectors for and against the bill will gather this Tuesday near the Senate (Photos: NA).

The weekend prior to the treatment of the project the Upper House, sectors for and against of the initiative called a wakefulness and mobilization for Tuesday around the Senate and in different parts of Argentina.

As on December 10, when the initiative was voted in by Deputies, the Government will coordinate a security operation in the area of ​​Congress to prevent incidents. As officially reported, it will be a deployment similar to that of then, when only a few specific episodes were recorded and five arrests were made.

As reported Clarion, the details of the operation were agreed between the Minister of Security of the Nation, Sabina Frederic, the Secretary of Security of the City of Buenos Aires, Marcelo D’Alessandro, the Administrative Secretary of the Senate, Maria Luz Alonso, the head of the custody of the vice president, Diego Carbone, and authorities of the Security forces.

Like the day of the vote in the lower house, there will be a sector for each vigil and concentration with a free lung in the middle. Likewise, the City expressed its intention not to saturate the place with troops to give the operation the least possible visibility.

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