The Garbage group has shown its solidarity with the struggle for the right to abortion of Argentine women. Singer-songwriter Ismael Serrano has spoken out in favour of decriminalising abortion.  The Uruguayan group La Vela Puerca also expressed support. Writer Margaret E. Atwood, author of The Handmaid`s Tale, also expressed support. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Felicity Huffman also showed their support, asking senators to vote for the bill on August 8, 2018.  The UN congratulated Argentina on the abortion debate and supported legalization. The United Nations Working Group on Discrimination against Women congratulated Argentina on the debate on abortion. “The criminalization of abortion and the lack of adequate access to unwanted abortion services constitute discrimination on the basis of sex,” they said. In May 1973, a democratic government with a Peronist tendency took power. For those who induce an abortion with the woman`s consent, the same penalty (one to three years in prison) has been introduced and the penalty for those who cause an abortion without consent has been significantly increased by increasing it in prison from three to ten years, but even lighter than murder.
 In 1968, under the regime of the self-proclaimed Argentine Liberation Revolution, Legislative Decree No. 17,567 entered into force, which established non-criminalization when the danger to women`s life or health is serious; or in any case rape, provided that it has been tried by a court, and with the consent of a legal representative, if the woman was a minor, idiot or mentally ill. In 1973, within the framework of democracy, these amendments were annulled by the adoption of Law No. 20.509. On the 26th. In May 2018, the newspaper La Nación published the results of a survey commissioned by “Unidad Provida” from the consulting firm Isonomía. The survey was designed to strengthen the positions of their clients, who believe that previously published surveys “may be small, fragmented and false.”  46% of respondents are against the decriminalization of abortion and 45% are in favor of it. Of the percentage that agree, 36% agree that the practice is practiced in all cases, 21% oppose it in all cases, but 37% who said their approval “depends on the case”.
 On the other hand, the isonomy study, at 48%, reflected broad support for abortion in rape cases. In the case of malformations and fetal diseases, it was 28%, and for a situation of risk of death of the mother or fetus of 13%.