The ‘Green Marea’ arrived in different states of the country, where women took to the streets on Thursday to carry out a ‘pañuelazo’, as part of the international commemoration of the first anniversary of the discussion and rejection of the legalization of abortion in Argentina , August 8, 2018.
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In Mexico City, students and citizens met at the rectory of UNAM, where they demanded that the termination of pregnancy be legalized throughout the country, as it is currently only possible for any reason in the capital of the country.
Women participate in the #Pañuelazo to demand #AbortoLegal, safe and free throughout #México, in front of the Rectory of the National Autonomous University of Mexico #UNAM, in #CDMX
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— David of Peace (@daviddelapaz) August 8, 2019
Diaper at UNAM, for legal, safe and free abortion!#pañuelazounam-PanuelazoVerde pic.twitter.com/EDHKJgToBs
— Pumita (@pumita05) August 8, 2019
With the slogan «#LaClandestinidadNOseFesteja», students carried out the scarf in Ciudad Universitaria de la Benemérita Universidad de las Américas Puebla.
We join the virtual #Pañuelazo and continue to demand #AbortoLegalYa #AbortoLegalPuebla #AbortoparatodoMéxico-Pañuelazo2019-MareaGreen #seraley pic.twitter.com/rwbG0OF54L
— AbortionLegalPue (@AbortoLegalPue) August 8, 2019
This #8A, the so-called ‘green tide’ also arrived in the state of Hidalgo, where citizens made a march with their headsandals and banners with messages to demand that the termination of pregnancy be guaranteed in a legal, safe and free way.
#PanuelazoVerde pic.twitter.com/B91gGnzjcP #hidalgo #abortolegal #pañuelazo #aborto #8a #8a #Pachuca #Pachuca
— Di RAMONA (@DiRAM0NA) August 8, 2019
In other states such as Yucatan, Chihuahua, Baja California, Nuevo León, Veracruz and Quintana Roo, the call for the pañuelazo indicates that the activities will be carried out between 17:00 and 19:00 hours, so the day of the green tide in the country will continue.
See you Thursday at the nun?
In MTY it is at 19:00 in Civil College.
— blue mulberry electrolit (@lucinda_potter) August 6, 2019
On 8 August 2018, the Argentine Senate rejected 38 votes against, 31 in favour and 2 abstentions a bill that proposed allowing termination of pregnancy during the first 14 weeks of gestation regardless of the cause of the decision.
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This was the seventh time that the Legal Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) bill is presented to the Legislative Power of Argentina, where abortion is currently only allowed in cases of rape and when there is danger to the life or health of the woman.
In Mexico, the nation’s capital is the only state in which women are allowed to terminate their pregnancy in the first 12 weeks, regardless of the cause. In the rest of the country it is only legal to abort in case of rape.
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However, state criminal codes differ from the other grounds for terminating pregnancy, and some of them include the danger of a woman’s life, product malformation, artificial insemination consented and for economic reasons.
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