Campaign Against Violence Against Women and Abortion Rights in Argentina

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The Ni Una Menos movement opposing violence against women has swept throughout Latin America in response to a surge of murders against women by their husbands, partners and boyfriends. Police forces have failed to investigate many of these murders and in some cases have helped the perpetrators avoid justice. Activists have been attacked and in same cases murdered - including by the police (as demonstrated by the murder of left-wing councillor Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro in March). This campaign has evolved into a wider campaign for women's rights including abortion rights.

An estimated 500,000 women have back street abortions in Argentina every year. Tens of thousands of women are hospitalised and deaths from botched abortions account for the largest proportion of the (46 per 100,000 live births) maternal mortality rate.

One brutal incident brought the issue of abortion rights to a head - In March 2012 the Supreme Court ruled in the case of a 32 year old woman who had been kidnapped, trafficked and repeatedly raped in a prostitution ring before she managed to escape. Abortion is legal in Argentina in the case of rape. However, a lower-court anti-choice judge granted an injunction to prevent this woman's abortion on the grounds that there was no proof she was raped. The judge Myriam Rustan de Estrada (and then Buenos Aires Mayor - and now President - Mauricio Macri) then leaked the details of the case assisting Catholic anti-choice groups to mobilise protests outside the hospital where the woman was being treated and anti-choice hospital staff gave the fundamentalists her personal details leading to protests outside her home. The hospital director was subsequently forced to resign.

The fundamentalists - led by the chaplain in the hospital - chanted 'baby murderer' at the woman and threatened to kill her if she went through with the abortion. At the same time the Catholic Attorney Corps went to court to prevent the woman procuring an abortion. The Supreme Court overturned the lower court injunction - put the blame for the leaks firmly at the feet of Macri and ordered a criminal investigation against the judge.

For months a 'green revolution' has been taking place in Argentina, mainly comprising of women and young people demanding abortion rights. They were faced with the full force of right-wing conservatism and the Catholic Church led by Pope Francis. Many members of Congress received death threats from Catholic fundamentalist groups

Two days ago a 23 hour debate in the Argentinian Congress resulted in a vote in favour of allowing abortion up to 14 weeks. Tens of thousands of women chanted outside the Congress 'legal abortion in a hospital' as the debate was taking place. The leglislation now moves to the Senate where opposition is led by former right-wing president Cristina Kirchner. While president Kirchner blocked any debate on abortion in parliament for eight years. The green revolution now moves to pressure the more conservative Argentinian senate.

The expectation is that the Senate will vote down the legislation - but abortion rights is now firmly on the political agenda in Argentina and the vote in the Congress will give a further impetus to the green revolution to build support for abortion rights until women in Argentina secure legal, safe abortion.







 


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Rapist's issue are clinical rubbish in my opinion. I think rapists should be chemically castrated and no link, legal or otherwise should be allowed with their victims whether that is via paperwork or a foetus.

Rapist upset at his feotus being aborted? Tough sh1t.
 

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They want to be allowed to kill babies without impunity?
No, they want women who have been raped not to have further crimes committed against them by a justice system that is supposed to punish the rapist, not the victim.
 

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No, they want women who have been raped not to have further crimes committed against them by a justice system that is supposed to punish the rapist, not the victim.
By getting rid of innocent human life sounds really a great way of helping the victim, alright. I suppose with the new 'dispensation' to use a hackneyed SF term, in cultural Marxist cum millenial 'me' Ireland, just like the baby being born in 'Original Sin' under the Catholic regime which held sway in Ireland, the rabid secular abortion pushers want to taint the innocent baby with the crime of its father and even go further than the much disliked Catholic Church, which at least offered Baptism as a path to redemption, and puts her under a potential death sentence.
 
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They want to be allowed to kill babies without impunity?
If you know of babies being killed with impunity please contact the gardai with haste.
 

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Sounds a bit like a sort of twisted 'love both' where the rapist and his issue are respected rather than a victim of rape.
 

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Do you have greater knowledge of what is being proposed by our abortion-facilitating Government?
Big flying sea-ferry sized abortion factories droning up and down the land, no doubt...?
 

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Do you have greater knowledge of what is being proposed by our abortion-facilitating Government?
I'm sure it's a lot less hyperbolic than what you're imagining.
 

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The Ni Una Menos movement opposing violence against women has swept throughout Latin America in response to a surge of murders against women by their husbands, partners and boyfriends. Police forces have failed to investigate many of these murders and in some cases have helped the perpetrators avoid justice. Activists have been attacked and in same cases murdered - including by the police (as demonstrated by the murder of left-wing councillor Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro in March). This campaign has evolved into a wider campaign for women's rights including abortion rights.

An estimated 500,000 women have back street abortions in Argentina every year. Tens of thousands of women are hospitalised and deaths from botched abortions account for the largest proportion of the (46 per 100,000 live births) maternal mortality rate.

One brutal incident brought the issue of abortion rights to a head - In March 2012 the Supreme Court ruled in the case of a 32 year old woman who had been kidnapped, trafficked and repeatedly raped in a prostitution ring before she managed to escape. Abortion is legal in Argentina in the case of rape. However, a lower-court anti-choice judge granted an injunction to prevent this woman's abortion on the grounds that there was no proof she was raped. The judge Myriam Rustan de Estrada (and then Buenos Aires Mayor - and now President - Mauricio Macri) then leaked the details of the case assisting Catholic anti-choice groups to mobilise protests outside the hospital where the woman was being treated and anti-choice hospital staff gave the fundamentalists her personal details leading to protests outside her home. The hospital director was subsequently forced to resign.

The fundamentalists - led by the chaplain in the hospital - chanted 'baby murderer' at the woman and threatened to kill her if she went through with the abortion. At the same time the Catholic Attorney Corps went to court to prevent the woman procuring an abortion. The Supreme Court overturned the lower court injunction - put the blame for the leaks firmly at the feet of Macri and ordered a criminal investigation against the judge.

For months a 'green revolution' has been taking place in Argentina, mainly comprising of women and young people demanding abortion rights. They were faced with the full force of right-wing conservatism and the Catholic Church led by Pope Francis. Many members of Congress received death threats from Catholic fundamentalist groups

Two days ago a 23 hour debate in the Argentinian Congress resulted in a vote in favour of allowing abortion up to 14 weeks. Tens of thousands of women chanted outside the Congress 'legal abortion in a hospital' as the debate was taking place. The leglislation now moves to the Senate where opposition is led by former right-wing president Cristina Kirchner. While president Kirchner blocked any debate on abortion in parliament for eight years. The green revolution now moves to pressure the more conservative Argentinian senate.

The expectation is that the Senate will vote down the legislation - but abortion rights is now firmly on the political agenda in Argentina and the vote in the Congress will give a further impetus to the green revolution to build support for abortion rights until women in Argentina secure legal, safe abortion.







I hear that bunch of degenerate scum are having a conference on the family in august
 

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By getting rid of innocent human life sounds really a great way of helping the victim, alright. I suppose with the new 'dispensation' to use a hackneyed SF term, in cultural Marxist cum millenial 'me' Ireland, just like the baby being born in 'Original Sin' under the Catholic regime which held sway in Ireland, the rabid secular abortion pushers want to taint the innocent baby with the crime of its father but even goes further than the Catholic Church, which at least offered Baptism as a way of redemption, and puts her under a potential death sentence.
Umm. Okaay.

/Backs away carefully/
 

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I hear that bunch of degenerate scum are having a conference on the family in august
Hey, rapists are entitled to be dads too you know.

It's all about redemption it seems.

Except for the woman, apparently, but then women are naturally evil anyway. Eve, you know.
 

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The abortionists had a shipsized abatoir visit our shores previously.
good, good. I'd advise you to keep a careful watch with the binoculars on the coastline as they are in fact hovercraft and are only waiting for you to take a couple of hours kip before they sneak onshore.
 

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Personally I'd be happy with a policy that the rapist's foetus is extracted by caesarean section, carefully delivered to the appropriate jail and the rapist stood over until he finishes eating it.

'Return to Sender' policy.
 

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Here's a link from NPR about the vote in parliament that was mentioned in the OP:
With narrow vote, Argentina takes big step toward legalizing abortion

For weeks, the bill has been a flashpoint of controversy in a country where abortion is illegal in all situations except in cases of rape or danger to the woman's health. The predominantly Catholic country, homeland of Pope Francis, has seen strong opposition to the measure from the church — as well as marches packed by people who support it, including a big one earlier this month in Buenos Aires.
 


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