Argentine campaigns abort the Cannes red carpet

Activists and a film crew have appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, singing "solidarity" and wearing green in protest against Argentina's abortion laws.

They were exhibiting the documentary Que Sea Ley, which translates as "Let It Be Law" and continues the intense battle for a bill that would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

The country's senate rejected the bill in August 2018, which means that abortion is still allowed in Argentina only in cases of rape, or if the mother's health is in danger.

At the time. There were large-scale protests on both sides of the debate, in the country where the population is mostly Roman Catholic.

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