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Argentina: The Handmaid’s Tale Author Backs Abortion Rights

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Argentina: The Handmaid's Tale Author Backs Abortion Rights
Margaret Atwood urged VP Gabriela Michetti, a staunch detractor of legalizing abortion, to ask herself if she wants to live in a country where "half the population is enslaved."

Published 13 July 2018

Activists in Argentina who are are fighting for access to legal, safe and free abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy have gained a new international ally: Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, most popular for her TV-series-adapted novel The Handmaid's Tale.

In a recent letter to local newspaper UNO Santa Fe, Atwood shared her opinion on the comments made by Argentina’s Vice President and president of the Senate Gabriela Michetti regarding Atwood’s tweets, which urged the Senate to uphold women’s rights and support the legalization of abortion.

Continued: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Argentina-The-Handmaids-Tale-Author-Backs-Abortion-20180713-0006.html

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

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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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Author Margaret Atwood tells Argentina’s VP: ‘Give women the right to choose abortion’

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Author Margaret Atwood tells Argentina's VP: 'Give women the right to choose abortion'
Atwood addressed Gabriella Michetti following accusations last week that the vice-president was trying to hinder a vote in the Senate on the bill to decriminalise elective abortion.

June 26, 2018

Beloved Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has expressed her support for the ongoing campaign in Argentina to decriminalise elective abortion, with a personal message for Vice-President Gabriela Michetti.

“Vicepresident of Argentina @gabimichetti: don’t look away from the thousands of deaths every year from ilegal abortions. Give argentinian women the right to choose!”, Atwood wrote on Twitter, citing the hashtags of the #NiUnaMenos movement and those in favour of abortion like #AbortoLegalYa #QueElAbortoSeaLey and #AbortoEnSenadoYa.

Continued: http://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/author-margaret-atwood-tells-argentinas-vp-give-women-the-right-to-choose-abortion.phtml

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