Argentina’s women have not been beaten on abortion – change will come

Argentina’s women have not been beaten on abortion – change will come
The ‘senadores percha’ who voted against legalisation have won a hollow victory but cannot stand in the way of progress

Claudia Piñeiro
Fri 10 Aug 2018

Argentina’s senators could not understand what was being debated: legal abortion or clandestine abortion? Or they did not want to understand? Thirty-eight senators voted for the absolute rejection of a bill to allow legal termination, without showing any willingness to introduce changes or improve the proposals. They simply said “no” – as if they were judges instead of legislators. They showed an arrogant attitude, absolutely detached from a reality in Argentina where there are women who die every year from complications arising after clandestine abortions.

To reject the bill, they pronounced all kind of barbarities from their seats: proclaiming that they were saving embryos, without explaining how, and even suggesting that intrafamily rape does not imply violence.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/10/argentina-women-abortion-hollow-senate-victory

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Argentina’s Senate Will Vote on Abortion Bill on August 8

Argentina's Senate Will Vote on Abortion Bill on August 8

Published 28 June 2018

After intense negotiations the bill legalizing abortions will be reviewed by three, and not four commissions in the senate.

Leaders of the legislative blocs in the Argentine Senate agreed they will vote on the bill to legalize elective abortions within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy on Aug. 8. The bill was approved by the lower chamber of Congress on June 14.

On Wednesday the Senate also determined the number of commissions that will review the bill after negotiations between the Senate’s president and Vice President Gabriela Michetti, who opposes the bill, and supporter of it Miguel Pinchetto, leader of the Federal Argentina parliamentary bloc.

Continued: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Argentinas-Senate-Will-Vote-on-Abortion-Bill-on-August-8-20180628-0009.html

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Argentina: Macri’s Minister Compares Abortion to Femicide, Sparks Outrage

Macri's Minister Compares Abortion to Femicide, Sparks Outrage

Published 1 August 2017
teleSUR

#NiUnaMenos, or #NotOneLess, is a movement that protests against femicides — the murder of women in most cases by their partner or ex-partners.

A former minister of Argentina's governing party has sparked outrage after comparing abortion to femicide, claiming that activists from the #NiUnaMenos movement were guilty of femicide if they decided to abort of a baby girl.

During a campaign speech, Esteban Bullrich coopted the anti-femicide rallying cry "Ni Una Menos" or "Not One Less" to argue against abortion rights.

Continued at source: TelesurTV: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Macris-Minister-Compares-Abortion-to-Femicide-Sparks-Outrage-20170801-0039.html

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