Agustina Ramón Michel
2015/04/21 · 18:51

Reproductive Rights or Reproductive Justice? Lessons from Argentina (en inglés)

Lynn Morgan wrote a article about reproductive rights in Argentina (Cuando esté lista la versión final la subiremos a la sección recursos). Argentine sexual and reproductive rights activists insist on using the language and framework of “human rights,” even when many reproductive rights activists in the world now prefer the framework of “reproductive justice.” This paper analyzes why the Argentine movement to legalize abortion relies on the contested concept of human rights. Its conclusion that “women’s rights are human rights” is a powerful claim in post-dictatorship politics where abortion is not yet legal. Because their government responds to human rights framework, they have not felt it necessary to invent a new notion of reproductive justice in order to be heard. The Argentine case shows that rights-based claims can still be politically useful.

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