WASHINGTON DC – Dozens of American and US Latino activists gathered this Tuesday in the nation’s capital to spread the “green wave” to the north of the continent, including the possibility of greater restrictions in the US on the right to abortion.
A few days before a federal judge’s decision that could restrict access to mifepristone, an abortion pill known throughout the country, more than 70 women raised green scarves, a symbol of the fight for abortion.
This symbolic act closed the three-day convention, where activists, from countries where abortion is deprecated, such as Argentina or Colombia, and from others where this practice is still pursued, such as El Salvador, exchanged ideas on how to organize and organize. pressure governments to expand rights or lift bans.
“Many Americans believe that our way of doing things is the best way and we can’t learn anything from the rest of the world,” said Renee Bracey, a Washington-based activist who highlights the stories of women who have had abortions.
The case of the United States of America, where the Supreme Court ruled that the protection of abortion has withdrawn, decriminalized since 1973, has gone on in the region of the highest mountains, where the feminist movement has achieved recent victories in countries such as Colombia, which has legalized the voluntary termination of pregnancy. one year a little more
“I saw the same kind of prejudice and denial of rights happening in other countries in the United States, which was very safe with the law; we see that there is a constant danger,” Sergio Galván, activist a. The Dominican Republic is one of five countries in the country where abortion is illegal in all cases.
Morena Herrera, a historical defender of reproductive rights in El Salvador, where women can go to prison for having an abortion, laments the inconvenience the US has experienced.
“For many years in the US we looked at feminists and they had rights; now the situation in many states here are similar to those of Salvatore,” said the activist.
This is the first attempt by Democrats to defend access to abortion after the controversial US Supreme Court ruling.
Six months after the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned the historic “Roe v. Wade” ruling, 24 of the 50 US states have restricted or nearly restricted abortion, according to an analysis by the Gottmacher Institute.
For Marta Alanís, head of the Catholic Association for the right to decide in Argentina, the position of pro-abortion feminists in the country should unite in the US.
“We do not have boundaries and we are supporting each other in the actions that are necessary,” said the activist.
A Texas federal judge is expected to rule in the coming days on a lawsuit seeking to restrict access to mifepristone across the country, including in states where abortion is still legal.
Mifepristone, 2000 was approved by the regulatory body, along with misoprostol to terminate pregnancy before the end of the third month of pregnancy and, according to the Guttmacher Institute, abortion with this drug accounted for 54%. pregnancy terminations in the US in the past two years.