The National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe, and Free Abortion called for the “effective implementation” of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy law “without barriers and throughout the national territory,” while the Regional Campaign for the City of Buenos Aires (CABA) from the group held a “dialogue round” with Napkin at the Ministry of Health In Buenos Aires, on the occasion of today’s celebration of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health.
“On this new international day, we demand the right to comprehensive health that includes physical, mental and social health while we continue to demand the effective implementation of legal, voluntary and unimpeded abortion throughout the national territory,” they said in a statement.
They added, “We know that we have succeeded in decriminalizing and legalizing this right, but we note that enforcement is very uneven and depends on multiple factors that we monitor from each of our regional offices.”
In this sense, they noted that “there are still barriers, delays and conscientious objectors that impede access to this practice,” which is why “we continue to demand sufficient budgets from national, regional and local governments to form health teams that are trained and that ensure the practice.”
“In addition, we demand the training of specialists and the provision of the necessary tools to apply the MVA (manual uterine aspiration) technique in all health centers for those who request it,” they emphasized.
“Similarly, we consider an urgent dissemination campaign essential to report on abortion as a right, but also how and where we seek it, so that access is equitable and without barriers across the country,” they added.
And although, on the one hand, “more and more services are ensuring good abortions from a rights perspective”; On the other hand, “women and young people contact us daily to denounce delays in care, shortages of medicines, clandestine abortion circles, violent care settings, and even the illegal sale of misoprostol.”
In addition, the CABA Area National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe, and Free Abortion tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. is calling for an “open dialogue” with this organization to “reaffirm what has already been achieved and continue organizing for what remains.”
The themes of this Dialogue Round will be: Law 27610. Do we know what it’s about?, Access to information about IVE and sexual and reproductive health, Access to IVE/ILE, Obstacles/Experiences, Attacks from reactionary sectors and fundamentalists against the invasion of rights. At 7:30 p.m., closing with mantles is scheduled, all in front of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health (Bolivar 1).