The Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gmez Alcorta, assumed today that the law of Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE) He has “greater resistance in some places” in Argentina and affirmed that the Government “works so that the right to access” a legal abortion “in every corner of the country is a reality.”
“We know that we have a country with regions with many idiosyncratic differences and there is a very important work, which has already begun,” said the head of the portfolio in dialogue with CNN radio.
He added that, aware that “there is greater resistance in some places” in Argentina, the objective is to make the right to access legal abortion a reality “in every corner of the country.”
Behind the sancin the last Wednesday in the Senate of the IVE, the official explained that, “in the next few days, once the law is promulgated, a part of the project begins to take effect.” Regarding the “decriminalization and extension of open criminal cases”, he stressed that there is no need to wait for the regulation of the norm for such cases.
Regarding the IVE requirements, He mentioned that “there are some provinces and cities where the health system can meet” those demands of the law of Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy immediately, when it comes into force. He cited the case of Santa Fe, which produces misoprostol, which is the medication used, in state laboratories.
“The Ministry of Health it has already made a purchase to supply all the provinces with misoprostol and plans another acquisition through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “he said, and pointed out that this acquisition allows obtaining the medication at” very cheap prices. “
The minister acknowledged that operation of the IVE law “It’s going to be uneven from the start, but the government work so that distribution networks reach everywhere “.
“The law guarantees the right to conscientious objection, then it will be necessary to see in each place where many doctors resort to that, how referral networks are built to guarantee the right to abort, “he considered.