ARGENTINA – Two stories: Campaign launched by doctors, and young voters in favour of legalising abortion

Doctors from across the country launch campaign for legalisation of abortion Doctors have united in a campaign called “Salvemos miles de vidas” (Saving thousands of lives), thereby ending preventable deaths of women from clandestine abortions and rejecting “false news” about the practice. The campaign went public this week in Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario (Santa Fe), Entre Ríos, Jujuy, Chaco, Corrientes, Río Negro, Neuquén, Santa Cruz, Chubut, Tierra del Fuego, La Pampa y las localidades bonaerenses de … Continued

ARGENTINA – Amnesty Argentina has launched campaign for safe, free, legal abortion in anticipation of national elections

Amnesty Argentina has launched a campaign and a website with the hashtag #MiHistoriaCuenta (My story counts) that will disseminate information about how deputies and senators voted in the congressional debate on the abortion bill in 2018 and to share information on the situation of abortion in the country. They argue that it is possible to elect a national Congress committed to a safe abortion law. The website contains an infographic with the following data: In … Continued

ARGENTINA – De la Clandestinidad al Congreso

From Clandestinity to Congress: This 30-page publication by the Red de Acceso al Aborto Seguro Argentina (Network for Access to Safe Abortion Argentina, REDAAS) is an analysis of the events that took place during the legislative debate on the Law for the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy in Argentina in 2018.

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION 1, ARGENTINA – Re-thinking the use of conscientious objection by health professionals: A regulatory proposal based on legal abortion practices in Argentina

Based on legal abortion practices in Argentina, this paper proposes language for the regulation of conscientious objection within public policy. This proposal is empirically informed, based on a review of comparative legal studies and a conceptual framework that considers regulatory needs, gaps in public policy and the everyday experiences of women, healthcare teams and health authorities.

ARGENTINA – Doctor convicted of obstructing a legal abortion in Argentina

On 21 May 2019, an obstetrician-gynaecologist was found guilty of obstructing a legal abortion in Argentina. The young woman, who was 19 years old at the time, requested an abortion due to rape and was admitted to hospital with contractions. The physician gave her a number of medicines without her consent which stopped the contractions and admitted her to the mental health unit, where she remained for two and a half months. She then had … Continued

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