STATEMENT on 27 February 2019, by: Redaas – Red de Acceso al Aborto Seguro Argentina; ELA – Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género; and CEDES – Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad
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.
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.
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.
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.