Argentinians are hopeful they can trust in the courts to overturn abortion and remain a pro-life country.
Under intense political pressure, much of it from President Alberto Fernandez, Argentina lawmakers legalized abortion in a December 30 vote late last year.
Mara Mockevich, an attorney and spokeswoman for Human Life International, is also a native of the country where she knows many citizens who say the elected officials failed to listen to them.
“People don't want that. Women don't need that,” she says of abortion. “Women need different solutions for their problem. A baby is not the enemy of her mother.”
In the province of Chaco, Judge Marta Aucar has ordered a suspension of the law since the right to life of the unborn is protected by the nation's legal system from conception.
The hope among the country’s pro-lifers is other provincial judges will also rule the law unconstitutional.
Mockevich says they are now relying on the courts rather than lawmakers.
“We are expecting the response of justice and we have hope in justice,” she tells One News Now.
It appears abortion activists will appeal to the Chaco Appeals Chamber and eventually to the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice.