The Argentinian senate has rejected a move to allow abortion on demand. At present, abortion is only allowed in the South American country if the mother’s life or health is at risk, or in the case of rape.
The senate called for various national and international agencies to give evidence. ADF International, a Christian legal advocacy group, was one such group. Paul Coleman, Executive Director of ADF International, welcomed the Senate’s vote.
He said, ‘There is no “right to abortion” under international law. We applaud Argentina’s Senate for upholding the fundamental rights to life and conscience. The people of Argentina may now continue to live in a country where both lives matter — the life of the mother and the life of the child’.