To legalise or not to legalise, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalise abortion following a senate vote.
It did at least open the way for greater debate on a subject viewed so differently across the region in which abortion is entirely legal in Cuba and Uruguay, but where women can even be jailed for a miscarriage in El Salvador.
Attitudes are changing in some traditionally conservative societies, though, as Guatemala debates contradictory proposals that would either loosen or toughen laws; Brazil's Supreme Court considers a plan to decriminalise abortion in the first 12 weeks; and Chilean legislators debate a bill that would universally allow abortion in the first 14 weeks.
Here, four women share their abortion experiences.
Elsi Rosales, 27, lives and works in the countryside, and carries the scars of a traumatic stillbirth. Since 1998, El Salvador's laws in this area have been unforgiving with abortion for any reason and even miscarriages punishable by up to 40 years in prison.
"I was 38 weeks pregnant. I have a three-year-old son who was born by C-section, I didn't know what labour pains were."
Since 2007, abortion has been legal in the capital Mexico City up until 12 weeks. In the rest of the 31 states it's allowed in cases of rape or a threat to the mother's life. But in Guanajuato, it's outlawed and carries a maximum sentence of 30 years.
Art promoter Monse Castera, 32, has had three legal abortions, the first in France when she was 21.
"It was... very professional, the one in which I felt most secure."
The next two were after it was legalized in Mexico City.
"They weren't experiences that left me feeling guilty or with emotional pain. Abortion is not something we should feel ashamed about. It should be avoided but what should most be avoided is having unwanted children.
"It fills me with infinite sadness that in 2018 a woman cannot make decisions about her own body. If men could get pregnant this discussion wouldn't even be on the table. No law should tell you what you can or can't do with your body."
Uruguay: 'Example to other countries'
Office worker Mariana Rodríguez, 27, had an abortion in a public hospital in Uruguay, where it has been legal since 2013.
"It was never in my thoughts to become a mother. I don't feel psychologically prepared, nor do I have maternal instincts."
A torn condom and a morning-after pill that didn't work sent her down the abortion path.
"The process was great, I felt well supported and never judged.
"No-one tried to persuade me. The psychologist just asked me if I was sure and I gave my explanation.
"I was lucky that I didn't have to listen [to talk of homemade methods] using parsley and a knitting needle. I'm thankful of the law in Uruguay, it's applied in a perfect way and should be an example to other countries.
"For me, it's a very personal debate: how each individual views the foetus, embryo, baby, the concept of motherhood, the stereotype that women are born to be mothers... But it has to be law, there's no discussion there."