A report summaring the law and policy on abortion in Argentina and cases of trials and imprisonment for abortion between 2011 and 2016.
In a majority first step following the appeal against her prison sentence of 8 years and national demonstrations across Argentina on 12 August, “Belén” was released from prison yesterday evening around 7pm Argentina time. Today, página12 published two hard-hitting articles about the way events are turning:
On 16 August, the Court finally ruled that “Belén”, the young woman unjustly convicted of homicide after having had a miscarriage, should be released from prison. However, 24 hours later, she had not yet been released, according to Amnesty International, who had collected 120,000 signatures on a petition calling for her release.
On 30 June, La Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito , a national network of organisations that has spearheaded the struggle to legalise abortion in Argentina, presented a bill for voluntary termination of pregnancy to the Argentinian Congress for the sixth time.
The UN Human Rights Committee has released a report slamming the state of abortion rights in Argentina and criticizing President Mauricio Macri’s decision to strike down key articles of the Broadcast Media Law and its subsequent effects on freedom of expression on 15 July.