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Abortion is Still Under Attack in Argentina Despite Legalization

Argentina recently legalized abortion up to the 14th week of gestation. The new law allows abortion in public hospitals as well as in private institutions. But already the law is being attacked by reactionary and fundamentalist sectors.

Andrea D'Atri

February 17, 2021

Thailand Legalizes Abortion Up to 12 Weeks

The Thai senate has voted to make abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, but will maintain penalties for abortions performed after this period. While the law is a step forward, it falls short of full decriminalization.

Otto Fors

February 3, 2021

After Decades of Struggle in the Streets, Argentina Legalizes Abortion

In a monumental victory for the feminist movement, Argentina has voted to make abortion legal and free during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Socialist feminists have been on the frontlines of this struggle from the beginning.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 30, 2020

Argentina Is on the Brink of Legalizing Abortion: An Interview with Socialist Feminist Andrea D’Atri

On Tuesday, the Argentinian Senate will vote on a bill to legalize abortion. Left voice interviews Andrea D’Atri, a leader of the Party of Socialist Workers (PTS) and founder of the socialist feminist group Pan y Rosas, about what this bill means, how the movement developed, and the tasks that lie ahead.

Left Voice

December 28, 2020

Abortion Rights in Argentina: Between Protests in the Streets and Horse Trading in Congress

On Friday, the lower house of Argentina’s Congress voted to legalize abortion. The Senate will vote on the bill on December 29. This not a gift from a supposedly progressive government. According to the founder of the socialist women’s group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses), this was a victory of the feminist movement.

Andrea D'Atri

December 14, 2020

In a Victory for the Feminist Movement, Lower House Approves Right to Abortion in Argentina

Argentina takes a step towards legalizing abortion, with the law passing the lower house of Congress.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 11, 2020

“Time for a Women’s Strike”: Polish Feminists Organize Mass Protests for Abortion Rights

Mass demonstrations have exploded in Poland over abortion restrictions and the conservative policies of the government and the Catholic Church.

Antonia Civelli

October 28, 2020

Police Severely Repress Feminists Demanding the Right to Abortion in Mexico

Thousands of women marched in demonstrations across Mexico on September 28 to demand the right to free, legal, and accessible abortion. The protests were harshly repressed by police forces deployed by local governments. In Mexico City, which is under the leadership of a “progressive” Mayor, the police outnumbered protesters 30 to one.

La Izquierda Diario Mexico

September 30, 2020

Women Across Europe Mobilize Against Gender-Based Violence and Neoliberalism

Hundreds of thousands of women across Europe participated in demonstrations against violence and economic oppression for International Women’s Day this year. These demonstrations took place in the context of incredible class struggle underway across the continent. Many of the mobilizations were subject to severe repression by the police, who fight to uphold the sexist and violent institutions of the state.

Madeleine Freeman

March 10, 2020