“On the one hand, I like the term ‘green wave’ because the tide comes, and it sweeps you in. But it also comes and goes, and this movement is here to stay, and it is not that it comes and goes like the tide,” reflects Mac Dougall.
“Women’s struggle for autonomy over their bodies and their lives transcends any political, social and religious dispute,” affirms Mariela Belski from Amnesty International Argentina.
“We can’t hope for better legislation on abortion If we don’t have an accurate conversation about it,” affirms Columbia Professor Carol Sanger.
As we in the United States prepare ourselves for the forthcoming assault on reproductive rights by the Trump administration, we can learn a lot from the recent gain in Uruguay.
According to official statistics, 600,000 new pregnancies occur every year in Peru; 57% of which are unplanned and unwanted, often the result of sexual violence. As a result, more than 370,000 clandestine abortions are carried out every year.