Past Event

Abortion and Democracy

April 12, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Event


Yasmine Ergas - Gender and Public Policy Director, SIPA, Columbia University

Barbara Sutton - Chair, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University at Albany, SUNY

Nayla Luz Vacarezza - Researcher CONICET / Universidad de Buenos Aires


While restrictions on abortion are on the rise in the U.S., several countries in Latin America have decriminalized, legalized, or eased restrictions on abortion. The book Abortion and Democracy. Contentious Body Politics in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (Routledge, 2021) offers critical analyses of abortion politics in Latin America’s Southern Cone, with lessons and insights of wider significance. Drawing on the region’s recent history of military dictatorship and democratic transition, this edited volume explores how abortion rights demands fit with current democratic agendas. In this event, Yasmine Ergas engages in conversation with editors Barbara Sutton and Nayla Luz Vacarezza to discuss the movement’s history, strategies and challenges.

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