(LifeNews) Members of the Argentina Senate voted Wednesday against legislation that would legalize abortions on unborn babies up to 14 weeks of age and older in some circumstances. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure while two lawmakers abstained.
Argentina currently prohibits unborn babies from being aborted except in cases of rape, severe disabilities or threats to the mother’s life.
Approved by Congress’ lower house on June 14, the bill sent to the Senate would legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and force religious hospitals to do abortions. The bill would also have legalized abortions in some cases up to birth.