The New York Times published in its Internet edition an extensive article dedicated to the half sanction. that the Chamber of Deputies gave to the bill of voluntary interruption of pregnancy.
In turn, the traditional American media highlighted that the president Alberto Fernandez “made of the rights of women, gay and transgender a central policy of your Government, even in the midst of the recession and the coronavirus pandemic. “
According to the article, “Fernández put gender and sexual disparity alongside social, economic and racial inequality and promised to address these issues.”
The article reported on the result of the vote in the Chamber of Deputies and described it as a “Legislative victory” for the Casa Rosada.
The text highlighted that the project received approval in the Deputies while Argentina struggles with “the greatest financial crisis in a generation.”
It was also stressed that if the bill becomes law, Argentina will be the fourth nation, and the most populated, to make abortion legal in Latin America, where “strict rules on abortion are the norm and Catholic education is a long-standing policy“.
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After reviewing the positions of anti and pro abortion groups, the article focused on the presidential figure, and said he campaigned, “as a champion of underserved communities, in contrast to his wealthy and center-right predecessor, Mauricio Macri. “
According to the article, “Fernández put gender and sexual disparity together with social, economic and racial inequality and promised to deal with these issues.
In addition, he assured that he maintained “Gender equality and sexual orientation as a priority of your government”, and highlighted that “a quota system was created establishing a 1% quota for transgender Argentines in the federal public sector”.
The New York Times indicated that “political analysts see the passage of the abortion law as fact.”
Likewise, it was reported that in the 2021 Budget “there is a 15% projected for initiatives that deepen gender equality, with violence prevention programs, including women who were not part of the formal workforce in the pension system and fighting human trafficking ”.
The note also indicated that the president “asked his team to avoid scheduling meetings that include only heterosexual men” and that, since August, “any audience of more than four people with the president must include women or members of the LGBTQI + community who must be one third of the participants.”
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The article cited questions from the opposition, and in this sense the head of the PRO appears, Patricia bullrich, stating that “at least it was not the right time ”to discuss the abortion issue. “I would have worked in the economy and in the reality of the people,” said Bullrich in the quoted text.
From the government side, the head of the Palacio de Hacienda was summoned, Martin Guzman, ensuring that “More equality and access to opportunities is part of the vision that we are carrying out in this government”.
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“Argentina came close to legalizing abortion in 2018 “. Now, drawing a stark contrast to his predecessor, Fernández sent the law to Congress last month. wearing a green tie, the color representing the effort to legalize abortion”The article recalled.
“I am convinced that it is the responsibility of the State to take care of the life and health of those who decide to interrupt their pregnancy,” the newspaper quotes President Fernández, according to his words in a video posted on the subject on Twitter.
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The note stated that by promoting this project the president “fulfilled his campaign promise, which some activists feared would be lost to the heavy burden that the coronavirus and the economic crisis represents for Argentina ”.
The article also reviewed the renegotiation of a $ 44 billion debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and affirmed that the presidential team “fights to renegotiate the debt with the IMF and to reopen a paralyzed economy.”
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Finally, he indicated that “Political analysts see the approval of the abortion law as a fact.”
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For its part, the Spanish newspaper The country He explained that the average sanction received by the deputies “is a greater difference than that of two years ago, when it was approved by 129 votes in favor and 125 against. The last hurdle the Senate is still missing and will have the last word ”.
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“The upper house numbers seem tighter than in 2018, but no one is sure of victory“, estimated El País.
In the United Kingdom, the newspaper The Guardian noted that when the law is finally approved, Argentina “will join Cuba and Uruguay as the only countries in Latin America where abortion is legal”. Also, described the bill as “historic” and affirmed that it is “a great step forward for a law that could set the tone for an important change in all of Latin America.”