Argentina has become the third South American giant to legalise abortion in a development that saw many women celebrating.
The Latin American put into force the new form of legislation on Wednesday this week.
The elective abortion came after an overwhelming approval by the senate in what has been described as the historic law change by 38 votes in favour to 29 against, with one abstention.
Women were seen celebrating as they were jumping in jovial mood. Many shed tears of joy.
“There are no words to describe what your body feels after fighting for something for so long. I cried a lot, which I wasn’t expecting,” said one woman
The bill allows legal terminations in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, was approved by Argentina’s lower house earlier this month after being put to congress by the country’s leftwing president, Alberto Fernández.