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Feminists call for legalisation of abortion in Argentina

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This file photo shows women with their bodies painted reading "Legal Abortion now" during the Gay Pride Parade in Buenos Aires in 2012
This file photo shows women with their bodies painted reading "Legal Abortion now" during the Gay Pride Parade in Buenos Aires in 2012 File photo/AFP/Alejandro Pagni

In Argentina, as in most of South America, abortion is illegal. Any woman who wants one, must have it done illegally – and women’s groups say half a million of them do so, every year. No political leader has dared to change the law. But that’s not stopping Argentina’s feminists from demanding change. And as Aude Villiers-Moriamé reports in the final part of a three-part series, the country’s parliament appears to be listening.

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