Abortion was legalised in 2020, but the charges brought against Miranda Ruiz show the battle for reproductive rights is not over
Natalie Alcoba in Buenos Aires
Tue 19 Apr 2022
Doctor Miranda Ruiz went to work one Friday in September knowing she was likely to be arrested.
The prosecutor of Tartagal, a city in Argentina’s province of Salta, had announced his intentions the day before: that Ruiz, 34, would be detained for administering an abortion – in a country that had legalised the procedure less than a year earlier.