Coverage of activities in Argentina to mark the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, including a virtual event by The National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion and a proposed law reform bill
In 2018, Argentina underwent a historical debate on the right to abortion. Over a period of three months, 845 speakers both for and against legalization expressed their opinions and presented their knowledge at the committees’ plenary sessions of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, and 235 legislators expressed their conclusions during the voting sessions in those Chambers. Despite the Senate’s rejection of the Bill, over a year after the debate the social interest and mobilization that resulted still persist. However, together with the “green wave” and the social decriminalization of abortion, some conservative and even reactionary demands and anti-choice movements appeared and gained visibility both in Argentina and throughout the region.
Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernández, said on 1 March 2020 that he intends to send a legal abortion bill to Congress in the next ten days. Everyone is awaiting the text of the bill with both anticipation and anxiety. In 2018 the abortion bill that was passed in the lower house but rejected by only a few votes in the upper house was supported by the country’s Health Minister. The bill this year, for the first … Continued
For our right today, we are going into the streets where our law reform bill is.
In the Plaza de la Legislatura, we are launching our year of struggle until abortion is the law
From stigma to pride: health professionals and abortion policies in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires by Sandra Salomé Fernández Vázquez, Josefina Brown Full Text Abstract Abortion stigma is experienced not only by women but also by providers and health professionals in a wide range of legal contexts. This paper analyses interviews with providers who work in the public health system in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, Argentina. A court ruling in 2012, … Continued