Today, the Argentine Senate will vote on a bill that would allow for abortions within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The Chamber of Deputies had already voted in favor of the reform in June, but only by a narrow majority. So far, abortions in Argentina are only allowed if the expectant mother has been raped or her health is in danger.
The Women’s Defense Units YPJ (Yekîneyên Parastina Jin) have expressed their solidarity with the proponents of the abortion law.
A video message to the women of Argentina says: “The armed resistance of the Women’s Defense Units is not only a fight against the Islamic State, but also a fight for the building of a free, political-ethical society”.