LATIN AMERICA – Muerte o Carcel: Persecución y Sanción por Aborto

This publication looks at cases in six countries in the region – Argentina, El Salvador, Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic and Mexico – where pregnancy may just as well have been the result of forced sex or when abortion was spontaneous, not induced. In these countries it is not just women, girls and adolescents who are prosecuted but also providers of services. The publication aims to serve as a guide to activists and defenders of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America and provide juridical arguments for responding to criminal prosecutions.

ARGENTINA – Queering abortion rights: notes from Argentina

This paper analyses public documents from the abortion rights movement’s main coalition alongside interviews with 19 Campaign activists to examine shifts and tensions in contemporary abortion rights activism. It traces the incorporation of trans-inclusive language into the newly proposed abortion rights bill and conclude by pointing to contextual factors that may limit or enhance the further queering of abortion rights.

ARGENTINA – Una vuelta de tuerca a la objeción de conciencia: Una propuesta regulatoria a partir de las prácticas de aborto legal en Argentina

A twist to conscientious objection: A regulatory proposal based on legal abortion practice in Argentina: This document is based on research (interviews, a survey, comparative law and comparative experiences) and Argentinian experience, in which we propose how to regulate conscientious objection. It is part of a project of CEDES and Ipas.

ARGENTINA: Three articles on changing abortion law at the federal & provincial/local level and strategy for action at both levels.

The implementation of the 2012 Argentinean Supreme Court landmark ruling, which declared abortion legal in all cases of rape and established standards of implementation of lawful abortions at all levels of government, shows an uneven pattern of compliance by sub-national governments throughout the country.

ARGENTINA – Cruelty and harassment in Jujuy

We – civil society organizations, medical associations and professionals dedicated to the protection of the human rights of women as well as the promotion and access to their sexual and reproductive rights – express our support to those who intervened professionally in the case of the abused girl in the province of Jujuy carrying out medical practice. We repudiate the persecution of health professionals who worked in compliance with the rules and who acted within … Continued

ARGENTINA – Abortion rights movement will try again in 2019

The National Campaign for Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, a collective of several hundred groups and organisations in Argentina, have announced they will embark on their 8th try in March 2019 to get the Congress to legalise abortion. This time around promoters of the bill hope to create a greater consensus following the 2018 experience where the initiative was passed in the House of Representatives but voted down by 38 to 31 in the Senate. … Continued

ARGENTINA – In a student body of 200, 30 girls aged 12-19 are pregnant

About ten kilometers south of San Salvador de Jujuy is Alto Comedero, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the area. There is a state school of mixed secondary level, attended by less than 200 students. Today, 30 of the girls are pregnant. They are aged 12-19 years old. We asked the directors of a number of schools about this issue. Many did not want to answer, perhaps because they feel guilty that this is happening. … Continued

ARGENTINA – 3,700 people, mostly women, formally leave Catholic church over stance on abortion

More than 3,700 people have submitted apostasy requests to the Argentinian synod in protest against the Church’s heavy-handed anti-abortion campaign during the debate in the Senate, according to César Rosenstein, a lawyer and founding member of the Argentinian Coalition for a Lay State. “Apostasy is an important symbolic and political act,” said Rosenstein, who said that visits to the group’s website had shot up since the vote from 100 daily unique users to around 40,000 … Continued

STOP PRESS: ARGENTINA – Two women have died from complications of a clandestine abortion since 8 August

Two women have died in Buenos Aires province since the Senate vote on 8 August. One report has just arrived of a woman who had five children, as we go to press, with no other details. The other was reported on 14 August – a 34-year-old woman who had two children. She had been admitted to Manuel Belgrano Hospital the night before in poor condition, with a stalk of parsley in her cervix. Doctors carried … Continued

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