Presented by the Legal Abortion Collective (LAC) on International Women's Day, the bill will need 170,000 citizen signatures to be promoted.
"We know we will not have the support of some society sectors. However, it is not the first time in the history of women's rights that there is such opposition. We will continue to fight for the Safe Abortion Law," the LAC President Alejandra Barrantes said.
The initiative "will allow women to decide about their bodies, if they want to be mothers, or if they are willing to go through the childbirth process, which is hard," she added.
The increase in the number of women peacekeepers is encouraging but it is too slow, in particular for formed units.