May 25, 2013
Buenos Aires City first non punishable abortion suspended
A court decision prevented Buenos Aires’s City first non punishable abortion to be carried out today. The decision came after a Pro Life Organization filed a formal complaint against the medical procedure.
On Friday, Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri had already decided to veto the non-punishable abortion law that had been approved by the Legislature, after announcing that the first intervention would be carried this week, but based in the Health Ministry's ruling.
Earlier, Macri had announced that the first non-punishable abortion would be carried at Ramos Mejía Hospital.
A 32-year-old human trafficking victim would be the first to undergo an abortion. According to Macri, the woman was cleared for the medical procedure by “all instances of the law.”