Argentina's senate rejects abortion bill

11 August, 2018, 23:58 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • An aerial view of a protest against abortion legalization organized by the Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches in Argentina

Early Thursday morning, the Argentinian Senate shot down a bill that would have allowed women to have an abortion within the first 14 weeks of her pregnancy.

The proposed legislation would have allowed abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy for women and girls as young as 13. Despite growing support for the bill following its passage through the lower house of Congress in June, the policy lost steam after a senator supporting the bill withdrew her position over the weekend.

Although abortion activists have tried to portray Argentina's pro-abortion movement as a "grass roots" uprising, in point of fact the crusade has been instigated in large part by an injection of foreign funds.

The recent effort to change Argentina's abortion laws grew out of a new wave of feminist activism in the country, which started around 2015.

"It will happen because that's the world - to increase rights and this is one of the fundamental rights that is still not available to women in Latin America", Szusterman said.

Argentina is a majority-Catholic country and the birthplace of Pope Francis.

Many had camped in front of Argentina's National Congress since Wednesday night. These centers provide food, medical assistance, psychological counseling, and legal advice to pregnant mothers in difficulty. But the number could be underreported because abortion is illegal, leaving some women to resort to risky methods of ending pregnancies.

Using green bandanas, a symbol of abortion rights, Argentinian activists launched a "green wave" throughout the bill's evaluation in Congress, and, in turn, have launched an global movement.

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She says it's a "sad day. not only because of the way the vote went but the way the campaign for and against went". The claim is belied by the health ministry's own statistics, which showed that in 2016 about seven times as many women died in childbirth as compared to abortion.

The Senate also could modify the bill and return it to the lower house. "It doesn't reduce abortions - it just makes them unsafe", said Amnesty International secretary general Salil Shetty in an interview with the progressive UK Guardian last April.

"We're talking about the right to live in dignity, with autonomy, to be able to choose freely", added the 67-year-old mother of three.

Chile's Constitutional Court past year upheld legislation ending the Andean nation's absolute ban on abortions, permitting the procedure when a woman's life is in danger, when a fetus is not viable or in cases of rape. Using the hashtag #AbortoLegalYa, meaning "Legal abortion already" in Spanish, allies shared snapshots of demonstrations, signs of protests, and lots of poignant green.

"Fortunately, women are gaining spaces and we've been learning from those spaces that they're demanding", said Gustavo Bayley, a tattoo artist wearing the abortion movement's green handkerchief on his arm.

The move to legalize abortion in Argentina is a "public health and human rights imperative", said New York-based Human Rights Watch.

Speaking to a delegation of the Forum of Family Associations at the Vatican, Francis denounced today's abortion culture and urged his hearers to accept human life as it comes from the hand of God.

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