Planned Parenthood's international arm boasts financing efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina

Planned Parenthood's international arm boasts financing efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina

Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: @connox.ph - Unidad Provida
Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: @connox.ph - Unidad Provida

.- In a post published on Wednesday, December 30, just hours after abortion was legalized by the Argentinian Senate, one of the international branches of Planned Parenthood, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR), boasted about having financed a large operation in the South American country to push to legalize abortion.

The celebratory post on the IPPFWHR website contradicts the claims of Argentinian President Alberto Fernández, who presented the abortion law and who repeatedly rebuffed pro-life concerns that the law was in fact being pushed by international organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Ford Foundation rather than the will of the Argentinian people.

According to a November 2020 survey carried by independent pollster Giacobbe & Asociados, 60% of Argentinians opposed the law, while only 26.7% were in favor.

"Argentina’s Senate just voted to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks! This is a historic moment for our region, our incredible partners in Argentina, and the countless activists and organizers who formed 'the green wave'," the IPPFWHR posted.

The post also revealed that the IPPFWHR "has nurtured an ecosystem of feminist organizations and activists for more than 15 years that contributed to make today possible."

“IPPFWHR directly supports seven partners in Argentina, who in turn sub-grant funds to 20 other grassroots organizations from around the country. They have been coalescing around shared activities, such as advocating with policymakers and ensuring communication campaigns in favor of so called abortion rights featured prominently in the public discourse. They’re also actively planning how to best support the implementation of the new law."

Tags: Abortion in Argentina

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