Rape Victims Denied Basic Rights in Argentina

Since 1921, Argentina has allowed abortion in the case of pregnancies resulting from rape, but apparently that isn’t stopping hospitals from turning away rape victims away and refusing to do the procedure. Rather than admitting rape victims, including pre-teen girls, hospitals are insisting they get legal approval that they by law do not have to have, in a country where a recent poll found that 60% of respondents said the right to access to abortion should be a woman’s right. This is absolutely disgraceful on the part of the hospitals.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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