The party led by the Argentine president, Javier Milei, Freedom Advancespresented a project to repeal the law of abortionas was known this Wednesday, although the entry into the parliamentary headquarters is on February 5.
The project calls for the repeal of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Law (IVE), approved on December 30, 2020 and promulgated on January 14, 2021, and that abortion is a criminal offense for both the woman and those who participate in the intervention.
Furthermore, the text does not present an defense in cases of rape, although it leaves it to the discretion of the judge to provide for the exception of the sentence for women.taking into account the reasons that prompted her to commit the crime, her subsequent attitude, and the nature of the act”.
The woman would be punished with prison terms of one to three years.
According to the project that bears the signature of the deputies Oscar Zagohead of the block Freedom Advances; Lilia Lemoine -an influencer and person very close to Milei’s circle- and four other legislators, there would be sentences of 3 to 10 years for those who cause the abortion of a woman without her consent – which could reach 15 in the event of the mother’s death.
In the case of consent, the penalties would be 1 to 4 years, which could increase to 6 if the woman dies.
The text presented in the Chamber of Deputies is headed by the motto that the Milei Executive recently published in the Official Gazette: the declaration of 2024 as ‘Year of the defense of life, liberty and property‘.
During his speech at World Economic Forumheld in January at Davos (Swiss), the president attacked the agendas of feminism and the environment that, according to him, socialism has managed to sneak into international organizations.
“The first of these new battles was the ridiculous and unnatural fight between man and woman. Libertarianism already establishes equality between the sexes“, indicated the ultraliberal economist, who concluded that”The only thing that this radical feminist agenda has become is greater intervention by the State to hinder the economic process.”.
Likewise, he questioned the “harmful ideas” whose is it “They maintain that human beings damage the planet and that it must be protected at all costs, even going so far as to advocate for population control or the bloody agenda of abortion.”.
However, after that intervention, the presidential spokesperson, Manuel Adorniwas consulted in his usual appearances at the Pink House (seat of Government) and highlighted that the president was “focused on the most urgent“, what is “straighten out Argentina”.
“(Repeal the abortion law) Today is not on the agenda. With that definition that the president gave, we suspect that, at some point, it will be debated, but I am only making a guess based on the fragment of the Davos speech”, he asserted.
Approved on December 30, 2020 and promulgated on January 14, 2021, the law 27,610 of Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) allows you to voluntarily interrupt pregnancy up to the 14th week of gestation in a safe, legal and free way, always within a maximum of ten days from your request.
Beyond these 14 weeks, abortion is only allowed under 2 causes that have been in effect since the approval of the Penal Code in 1921: when the woman’s life is in danger or if the pregnancy was the result of rape.
In the last demonstration held in Argentina by the Day of Action for the Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin AmericaLast September, in the middle of the electoral campaign, feminist groups had expressed their fear that a possible far-right government would represent a setback in the achievements of the ‘green tide’.