On November 18, thousands of women, feminist activists and LGBTQ community members mobilized across Argentina after President Alberto Fernandez sent a draft law on November 17 to Congress that aims at legalizing abortion
Women’s groups and progressive sections are continuing to hold massive protests across Poland against the anti-abortion ruling by the country’s constitutional court.
Progressive sections from across the world have expressed solidarity with Polish women who are protesting against the constitutional court order banning abortions in case of fetal defects. Solidarity events have been organized in several cities
Last week’s ruling in the Constitutional Court placing further restrictions on abortion access in Poland sent a shockwave through society and brought tens of thousands on to the streets in protest
Apart from the capital Mexico City and southern province of Oaxaca, in the rest of the country, abortion is illegal.
Ending a pregnancy in case of sexual abuse or when the woman’s life is at risk, has been the law of the land since 1940
The Buenos Aires legislator and women’s rights activist, Ofelia Fernández, expressed about the need to create a Ministry of Gender, Women and Diversity in the city of Buenos Aires
Religious fundamentalists attempted to invade a health center in the city of Recife in a bid to prevent the procedure. The child earlier had to travel over 1,800 km after she was denied her legal right in her home State
The Umbrian regional government of the conservative League party has announced that women will no longer be able to access pharmacological abortions in day hospitals or at home and will have to be hospitalized for three days to avail the procedure
The administrations of Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa took steps to postpone or halt non-essential medical procedures, and included abortions in the category. This was under the pretext of making more facilities available for COVID-19 patients
This years mobilization was one of the largest yet which saw millions across the continent on the streets demanding justice, rights and equality