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.
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
Here are photos on the red carpet outside and inside at the Cannes Film Festival, of members of Argentina’s abortion rights movement, who were there for the film to compete for an award as a documentary. Here is a report of the afternoon the film was shown. REPORT: Vulture, by Rachel Handler, 18 May 2019 Télérama, 19 May 2019
IWHC writes: We were proud to honor activist Marta Alanis at IWHC’s 2019 Annual Dinner last week. There, we shared Marta’s story, and as she took the stage the audience erupted in our version of the green wave for women’s rights! Marta Alanis is Catholic and feminist. 25 years ago, she founded Catholics for the Right to Decide (CDD) in Argentina. Marta spent five years in exile, during the dictatorship in Argentina. During this formative … Continued
In 2018, constitutional dialogue about abortion spread outwards from the agenda of a growing but not massive number of feminist groups; professionalized NGOs; networks of teachers, social workers, journalists, health providers and lawyers. The debate finally reached the most popular TV shows and every media outlet, the tables of millions of households, and the national Congress.