Since 2003, IWHC has supported efforts to advance reproductive health and rights in Argentina. Current legislation criminalizes abortion except when performed to save the life of the woman, preserve her physical and mental health, and in cases of rape or incest. As a result, many women endure unsafe conditions that sometimes result in death or sever injuries.
Currently, we provide financial support and technical assistance to Catholics for the Right to Decide to advocate for national legislation to decriminalize abortion. This advocacy has helped strengthen the National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, which has been endorsed by more than 300 organizations nationwide.