Civil society representatives, academics and cultural leaders will on Tuesday kick off the debate in Argentina’s Lower House about a bill to decriminalise abortion.
The president of the General Legislation Committee Daniel Lipovetzky will act as the moderator. Lawmakers will not present arguments, instead limiting themselves to questions.
Several protests, for and against the bill, are scheduled for outside the Congress building throughout Tuesday.
In favour of the bill are: journalist Luis Novaresio; head of Catholics for the Right to Decide, Marta Alanis; Executive Director of the Social and Legals Studies Centre (CELS), Gastón Chillier; sociologist and historian Dora Barrancos; constitutional lawyer Andrés Gil Domínguez; lawyer, educator and researcher Paola Bergallo; lawyer and family law specialist Nelly Minyersky; psiconalysist Martha Rosenberg; and lawyer Susana Chiarotti.
Against the bill are: Father José María de Paola (Padre Pepe); the director of Profamilia Oscar Botta; Judicial Sociology specialist María Angélica Gelli; constitutional lawyer Alberto Bianci; Sophia institute manager Cristina Magueys; Bioethics specialist Raquel Graciela Bolton; and philosophy teacher and technical advisor to the Marriage and Family Institute of the Argentine Catholic University, Alejandra Planker.