The bill that would have expanded abortion rights was rejected by Argentina’s Senate in the early hours of Thursday morning. The vote, which would have legalized elective abortion, was rejected 38 to 31 including two abstentions and one absentee.
The predominantly Catholic country outlaws abortion and only allows the procedure under current laws in cases of rape or risk to maternal health. But the issue of abortion continues to divide Argentine society.
A federal judge in Washington on Thursday threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after the Trump Administration tried to deport a woman and her daughter during their deportation proceedings, the Washington Post reports.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan called the government’s effort “pretty outrageous” as he halted the deportation that was apparently already in progress.
As Wall Street banks continue to enjoy record profits thanks to President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax scam, Trump’s Treasury Department – headed by former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin – quietly moved to hand big banks yet another major gift on Wednesday by hiding a $2.5 billion tax cut in the fine print of an “esoteric” new rule proposal (pdf).
At first glance, the Trump administration’s rule appeared to be little more than a mundane set of regulations aimed at providing owners of so-called pass-through businesses everything they “need to comply with the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” as Reuters put it.