2018-06-14

Women Make History in Argentina

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The enormous presence of teenagers and young people in the streets, with their green handkerchiefs, demanding the right to decide is an indelible mark of the time.

After a very long session of almost 23 hours of debate, all the wisdom, the evidence-based foundations and the historical claim of the women's movement against falsehoods and lying arguments prevailed. The enormous presence of teenagers and young people in the streets, with their green handkerchiefs, demanding the right to decide on their bodies, and that those who abort do not have the threat of prison or the fear of hiding, are an indelible mark of the time.

The average sanction was obtained by 129 votes in favor and 125 against. This expresses the sum of transversal support, - as in other laws that had to do with extension of rights -, and the hidden work of so many feminists who wove agreements and consensus, sometimes unthinkable. As it was expressed in the tight and emotional embrace between the deputies Silvia Lospennato, PRO and Lucila De Ponti, Peronism for Victory, when the macrista referent ended her closing speech, and through tears she dedicated the law to her: "To our women in their homes, our mothers, our daughters, our granddaughters. "

During the eternal journey, we heard atrocities, they compared us with dogs and kangaroos, they compared abortion with the Holocaust and it was even said that nothing so serious as the legalization of the interruption of pregnancy had come to be during the last civic dictatorship military. But the exhibitions that were at the height of the historic debate prevailed, which spoke of the reality of clandestine abortion in Argentina, which justified their positions with serious statistics, with precise data, which framed the issue as a public health problem. The revolution of daughters and granddaughters was key to the result: they were there so that those who had not yet understood it, knew that the green wave has no turning back.

Written by: Mariana Carbajal @pagina12.com.ar

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