ARGENTINA – Debates, Campaign organising and Open discussions

Monitoreo del debate sobre legalización del aborto en Argentina (Monitoring the debate on legalisation of abortion: the first 2 weeks) by Equipo Latinoamericana de Justicia y Género (ELA), Red de Acceso al Aborto Seguro (REDAAS), y Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)   Week 1: 10 & 12 April 34 statements in favour of law reform 35 statements against   Week 2: 17 & 19 April 44 statements in favour of law reform … Continued

Legitimar decisiones reproductivas: un gesto a favor de la libertad y la dignidad

by Agustina Ramón Michel, Silvina Ramos, Mariana Romero Perfil, 18 March 2018   El debate sobre la despenalización y legalización del aborto llega al Congreso en un escenario auspicioso: el tema se instaló, una amplia mayoría de personas escuchó noticias y más de la mitad conoce sobre el inminente debate legislativo. Se apoyan las causales de aborto legal del Código Penal y poco más de la mitad de las personas está de acuerdo con el … Continued

ARGENTINA – What’s been happening since the abortion law reform bill was tabled

The tabling of the bill drafted by the Campaña por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito took place on 6 March in the lower House of the Argentine Congress. Mariana Romero of Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES) writes: “I was inside the Chamber that day. There were 116 representatives at the ‘informative session’ in which the process of consideration of this bill and several others that were tabled at the … Continued

ARGENTINA – Opinion poll shows 59% of Argentinians in favour of abortion law reform; three Congressional committees will begin debate on 20 March 2018

On 20 March, members of three different committees in the Chamber of Deputies of the national Congress will start deliberations on abortion law reform. Along with the bill tabled by the National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, which takes abortion out of the criminal law and allows abortion on a range of grounds and was endorsed by 71 Deputies, other proposals tabled will also be discussed. The National Campaign is … Continued

ARGENTINA – BREAKING NEWS!!! Buenos Aires: pro-choice march today as abortion bill is debated in the Congress

VIDEO, Ruptly TV, 6 March 2018   The video above is from today, 6 March, 17:30 pm, Buenos Aires time. Earlier today, around 70 members of all political stripes of the lower house of the Argentine Congress presented a bill to legalise abortion. The bill is thought to have a good chance in the lower house but is expected to meet more resistance in the upper house. Well, we shall see!! For details of the … Continued

YOUTUBE – Two reports of YouTube censorship: do you know of more??

On 15 January 2018, YouTube removed two videos by Women on Waves and Women on Web. Both channels contained animations with lifesaving information about safe and effective ways to have an abortion with medications. Some of the animations can be seen in the documentary Vessel. Women on Web said: “By censoring information on safe abortion, YouTube may contribute to morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortion. By removing the video channels, YouTube violates the right to … Continued

Argentina: “Debate of political candidates on the right to abortion in Argentina” (VIDEO)

Members of the Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito organised the production of a video of a “Debate of political candidates on the right to abortion in Argentina”, which took place on 20 September at the University of Buenos Aires, Social Sciences School, in the context of #UnGritoGlobal por el #AbortoLegal. It was one of the many activities they planned for 28-29th September. The debate was moderated by Martha Rosenberg and María … Continued

ARGENTINA – Former Education Minister equates abortion with murdering a woman 

  #NiUnaMenos (translated as #NotOneLess in English) is a national movement in Argentina that protests against the murder of women, often by their partners or ex-partners, as an issue of gender-based violence and misogyny.   Estaban Bullrich, a former minister in Argentina’s governing party, has sparked anger by comparing the abortion of a female fetus to these murders. Presumably seeking publicity because he is running for public office, he claimed in a radio interview that … Continued

Physician pioneers abortion education for medical professionals in Argentina

  Dr Raquel Tizziani is spearheading Argentina’s first university curriculum on abortion at the National University of Rosario. The news spread fast. In the first few days after the university announced the plan, some 10,000 e-mails demanding an immediate halt to the programme flooded the inbox of Ricardo Nidd, Dean of the College of Medicine. Abortion is legal in Argentina in cases of rape or grave danger to the woman’s health. Nonetheless, she said, doctors … Continued

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