According to official information from the Ministry of Health, https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud, the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE), Law 27,610, is law since January 24 throughout the Argentine national territory.
Following https://argentina.as.com, this law guarantees the right of every woman to decide and access the voluntary interruption of pregnancy until the 14th week, inclusive, of the gestational process and until the 15th if the pregnancy was the result of rape or if the woman’s life or health is in danger.
How does the right to voluntary interruption of pregnancy work?
The person requests the right to IVE and the health system has 10 days to guarantee it. In addition, information about the procedure and aftercare should be provided to the applicant, health care throughout the process, and information and provision of available contraceptive methods.
What happens if the right to IVE is not respected?
In the event of any problem, refusal, or obstacle to access the IVE, the person can contact the free number 0800-222-3444 from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What does law 27,610 establish?
The Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy law establishes that women and people with other gender identities with the capacity to carry a child have the right to:
Decide on the interruption of pregnancy in accordance with the provisions of this law.
Require and access care for the interruption of pregnancy in the services of the health system, in accordance with the provisions of this law.
Require and receive postabortion care in the services of the health system, without prejudice to the fact that the decision to abort would have been contrary to the cases legally authorized in accordance with this law.
Prevent unintended pregnancies through access to information, comprehensive sex education, and effective contraceptive methods.
Until when can the pregnancy be terminated?
Up to 14 weeks of gestation. Outside the period established in the previous paragraph, the pregnant person has the right to decide and access the interruption of her pregnancy only in the following situations:
If the pregnancy is the result of a rape, with the request and the pertinent sworn statement of the pregnant person, before the intervening health personnel. If the life or health of the pregnant person is in danger.