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A massive pro-abortion march hit the streets of La Plata on Sunday, concluding the First Regional Meeting of women, lesbians, transsexuals, drag, bisexual and non-binary people in the region.
The first in history regional event was held due to the travel restrictions and the impossibility to join the 35th national rally, set to be held in San Luis.
Protesters, mostly belonging to the leftist political movements, decried what they defined as an ‘agreement’ between the Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez and the catholic church to keep the abortions outlawed and publicly criticised.
Leader of the Argentine Workers’ Socialist Movement Vilma Ripoll stressed that the abortion ban represents a serious risk for the health of thousands of women in the country. “The clandestinity is what kills, the clandestinity is the one that sends women to intensive care and occupies [hospital] beds”, she stated.
Her colleague Patricia Rios explained that the feminist organisations have a detailed project of abortion law which they have been trying to promote to the authorities, however, the work on the essential law for the women’s right has never begun, pushing the activists to continue the fight.
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