translated from Spanish: Marathon session for abortion in the Chamber of Deputies

Today there will be historical debate in the Chamber of Deputies. The legalization of abortion is again addressed in a marathon session at the venue, along with the Plan of a Thousand Days, two projects sent by the president of the Nation on November 17 last. The special session was cited at 11 a.m. and will last for around 20 hours, with projects being voted on in the early hours of Friday morning. Meanwhile, in the vicinity of Congress, groups are expected to arrive for and against the project that will do activities and the historic vigil pending the vote.

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The marathon meeting will be in person, although Members who are part of the age or sickness risk groups will be allowed to do so virtually. It was also decided that during the day there will be no tributes, block exhibitions or closures to shorten the times. After the opening of the reporting members – 20 minutes for the majority office and 20 minutes for rejection – there will be about 170 speakers who will have 5 minutes each to set out their position. The majority opinion, signed on Wednesday in the plenary of commissions on General Legislation, Health, Women and Diversity and Criminal Law, had 77 affirmative votes, 30 negatives and four abstentions.

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The draft submitted by the Executive Branch which obtained a favourable opinion had amendments with the aim of ensuring its approval. On the one hand, it is established that those private health or social security centres that do not have professionals to carry out the termination of pregnancy by conscientious objection must provide for and provide for the referral to a place of similar characteristics, where the intervention is actually carried out. It was further incorporated that for cases of children under the age of 16 who decide to have an abortion, their consent will be required and will proceed in accordance with article 26 of the Civil and Commercial Code, which states that «the minor exercises his rights through his legal representatives».
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