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Hashtags Demanding Legal Abortion Now and Women’s Rights Top Argentina Abortion Legalization Conversation
Though Argentina was one of the first Latin American countries to legalize same-sex marriage, it still lagged on women’s rights. But on June 14, the country took a significant step toward legal abortion, with the lower house of Argentina’s congress voting to approve a bill that legalizes abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The online conversation reached 600k+ posts that day. The battle to that moment was long, with the fight ramping up in the past half year. On February 19, the online conversation spiked when Argentinians held a massive demonstration in front of Congress to pressure legislators to legalize abortion. Two months later, on April 10, congressional discussions to legalize abortion began.
Top hashtags demanded for legal abortion now (#AbortoLegalYa), for the right to abortion to become law (#AbortoSeraLey), #Argentina, and for the abortion to be safe and free (#AbortoLegalSeguroYGratuito). Popular feminist slogan #NiUnaMenos (not one woman less) was also among the top hashtags.
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