The Buenos Aires legislator of the Frente de Todos, Ophelia Fernandez, went out to the crossing from the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, after he criticized the legalization of abortion in Argentina. “The opinion that no one asked you was very good,” Fernández responded through his Twitter account.
“Very good opinion that nobody asked you, I take this opportunity to recommend that do not relax, the fury for Marielle is added to the Latin American feminist force in Brazil. Good luck, this is just beginning “wrote the young legislator.
In her tweet, Fernández reminded the councilor, a feminist, lesbian and Human Rights activist, Marielle Franco, killed by hitmen in March 2018. In the police investigation, the president of Brazil was linked to Franco’s assassins.
This Wednesday, Bolsonaro criticized the sanction of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) law in Argentina and promised that his government will never legalize abortion to “protect the lives of the innocent.”
The current Brazilian government has the support of different conservative sectors that oppose abortion, as representatives of evangelical churches. Further, Bolsonarista militants have collaborated with Argentine anti-rights groups to avoid the sanction of the IVE law. Such is the case of Sara Winter, who in 2018 spoke at the informational hearing of the plenary of Deputies’ committees.