Exploring safe abortion activism in Latin America
Con las Amigas y en la Casa, Ibis Reproductive Health, Fondo de Aborto para la Justicia Social MARIA, Las Libres, La Revuelta. July 2022.
Feminist networks of abortion accompaniers have been carrying out sustained activism in Latin America for decades. This research project intends to examine this form of abortion rights activism; to listen and learn about the people supporting and shouldering these processes in the region; to understand their stories, paths, and journeys; and to recognize how the personal needs of activists impact the ways in which this type of abortion rights activism takes shape. Further, this study aims to learn about activists’ motivations to partake in accompaniment; the impact their activism has had in the different parts of their lives, such as in their interpersonal relationships, their work, and their community spaces; their own experiences with abortion care and the decision-making processes behind them; and how all these factors combined influence their hopes for and views on abortion care and a more just future.