A historic first step was taken in Argentina on Friday. The deputies paved the way for legalizing abortion. The result of years of mobilization by feminist activists, which has yet to be confirmed in the Senate.
In the Chamber of Deputies, the debates were marked by the vibrant speech of the deputy Gabriela Cerruti. Member of the center-left party of Vice-President Cristina Kirshner, the elected member delivered a powerful plea on the right of women to dispose of their bodies.
In this country of 45 million predominantly Catholic inhabitants, abortion is only legal in cases of rape or danger to the mother’s life, according to a law in force since the 1920s. “The world is unjust. , but the answer is not in our womb, ”replied Gabriela Cerruti.
Brut, partner of 20 Minutes, returns to this intervention which, perhaps, will enter the Pantheon of speeches that have marked the history of feminism: