Los Subtítulos: El Texto

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a body can be defined the way you define
a territory

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a body can be named the way you name an
object

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the body can be named the way you share
out bread

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perhaps you can say that a body is like
a finite point

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but the body doesn’t respond to the
rules of conventions,

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or the rules of objects

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it is named as a verb, and it calls
itself struggle

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In memory of Paula Uliarte and Jimena Gomez, two women who died as a result of clandestine abortions in San Luis

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I remember a conversation I had with a
girl, aged nine

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who came to my house and said,

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my sister is 16, she has a baby in her
belly

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and she’s going to take it out

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are you in favour or against this?

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(“Cumbio De Las Aves” by Chancha
Via Circuito plays)

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I am Alejandra La Concha

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I am a lawyer, a mediator

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a militant feminist and a social activist.

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We’re here to talk about abortion

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which is a difficult subject

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It is not without taboos

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but it is something we ought to deal
with every day

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My name is Marcela Cortez,
I am 54 years old

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I immediately agreed to take part
and tell my story

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because I think it is important
that everyone’s voice is heard

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My name is Andrea Alguilar

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I am 23 years old, I am a student
At the moment I live in Villa Mercedes

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I decided to share my personal experience
of abortion

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due to an internal conviction

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that this is a story that needs to be shared

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so that it can be brought out of the
silence,

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and out of the individual experience

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My name is Negro,

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well I call myself Negro

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My parents gave me another name
but since I was very small

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I called myself Negro, perhaps because of
what people called me

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I have been a lecturer in the University

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for a long time

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I am 64 years old, and on the cusp
of retirement.

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I have always been a social activist

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mainly in the area of trade unionism.

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I am Lili Manilli,

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I am a social worker,

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well, I was until this year, actually
until last year

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In 2011 I became a professor at the
National University of San Juan

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in the department of gender violence
and human rights

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In San Luis I am the president of the
Association for Women’s Rights (ADEM)

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My name is Cintia Lujan, I am 32 years old

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I am an actor and a director,

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and I had an abortion when I was 19

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(“Cumbio De Las Aves” by Chancha
Via Circuito plays)

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We are

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“Clandestinas”

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And I was left thinking, how can I explain
this to her, because

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as adults we are so structured in the way
we talk about this

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saying that it is a crime and a bad thing
and it is very negative.

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Individually, although you may be an
activist and have your own opinion,

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sometimes you don’t know how to express
what you feel, believe, or think.

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With this girl I said to her, okay let’s
talk about it. I am in favour,

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but we should try to look after your
sister because not everyone is.

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Abortion is an issue that, when it is
made public,

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this decision that a woman makes
about her own body

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it is condemned socially.

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More than the legal condemnation

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which has always been a reflection of
social condemnation

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All the laws that are made and the crimes
that are committed

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take into account these social episodes,

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and they turn into political facts,

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which are the laws.

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We, or at least I, always try to talk
about this issue naturally

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and try not to over-dramatize the terrible
question that society puts to us,

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that the patriarchal system confronts us
with,

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and we try to reclaim the woman as a
subject

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as a thinking, free, autonomous subject,

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who can decide for herself what happens
to her body

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which is not harming anyone else, it is a
decision about her body

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(“Cumbio De Las Aves” by Chancha
Via Circuito plays)

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I became pregnant

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with a boy I had been going out with for
about 4 months

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At the start I decided to have the baby,

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but the relationship became quite
complicated

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and in the end there was too much violence

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it had been happening for a while,

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but eventually something was triggered in
me

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and one night I decided, because of this,

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that I wasn’t going to continue with the
pregnancy,

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because something made me realize,

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that my life was going to be like this

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and would get even worse.

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I had the luck of being able to count on
my mother,

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who supported me and was with me

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from the day I decided to have an
abortion, until the day of the abortion

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Two weeks had passed, which complicated
things a bit,

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because the pregnancy was already quite
advanced.

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Anyway, the day of the abortion arrived,

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and I was in quite an emotional state,

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a weak state you could say.

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I had an abortion when I was 22 years old.

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It wasn’t because of a particular issue,

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but it was just that in reality

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I simply didn’t feel ready to have a child
at that time

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My partner agreed, he supported my
decision,

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he came with me to the clinic.

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I wasn’t worried about what I was doing ,

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but I was worried, because

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I didn’t know where we were going,

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due to the fact abortion is not legal

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and we’re talking about 30 years ago,
when it was even more of a taboo.

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I went to a clinic in Greater Buenos Aires

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which turned out to be just a dilapidated house,

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where there was only a person who I
presumed to be a nurse.

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This person is the one who put me under
anesthesia,

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something as delicate as anesthesia!

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and when I woke up they gave me 10 minutes
to get out of the bed and leave

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I was bleeding when I left, obviously,

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I spent a few days quite unwell

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without knowing who to turn to,

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even though as a biochemist, I worked
in a hospital

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and I had contact with healthcare
professionals.

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When you get to this point, the whole
world acts as if they don’t know you.

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Luckily there were no complications,

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and afterwards I had 4 beautiful daughters.

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Not only did I recover well,

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I also had the chance to become a mother,

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when I was ready and I wanted to.

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In this way I’m one of the lucky ones.

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I had an abortion when I was 19

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I became pregnant with a boy I was with at
the time,

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because of a misuse of contraceptives

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due to a lack of information

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I was on the pill, but I wasn’t taking it
properly

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I stopped taking it for a few days,

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on those days I ovulated, and well

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I became pregnant

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It took me a long time to take it in,

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well, take in the possibility of being
pregnant.

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I was convinced that it wasn’t going to
happen,

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but it did and I realized more or less by
the 4th week that I was pregnant

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This boy I was with didn’t live in the
same city,

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I told him that I hadn’t had my period,

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and I was going to take an Evatest

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The test was negative,

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but anyway I went to my gynecologist
and told him what had happened

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he also thought it was unlikely that I
was pregnant.

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Anyway, he requested a blood test for
me.

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I did it, and it was positive, I was pregnant

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I have an experience with abortion,

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not mine obviously, but a partners

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I have the experience of having supported
her and well, going through that situation

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which wasn’t an easy situation

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because of everything that it means
and everything that it meant

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socially, I mean, to make that decision

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It is very hard to look at a woman at
that moment

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because as much as you say,
I am by your side, I am with you

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I am supporting you, it is still an
intrusion in her body

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and you can have all the solidarity and
the emotions and even the tears,

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but it is her body and not yours.
it is the woman’s

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What I will never forget, what stays with
me,

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is the sensation of being inside a cycle
of absolute violence and abandonment

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towards me

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Because in fact, more than the physical
pain,

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and more that what it meant to decide

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first to have a child and then decide not
to

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more than all of that,

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the situation during the operation

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was like the culmination of a series of
very violent events

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I was able to get the money together to
go,

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not to a hospital or a clinic, but to a
doctors surgery

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Really for me it was so hard to be in a
situation

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where I couldn’t move a single muscle,

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where the pain was really too much

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and what’s more, the guy who did it

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well, when his hands were.. I don’t know

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maybe it wasn’t intentional, I don’t know,

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I don’t know what happened or what it was,

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but it wasn’t good, his intentions
weren’t good.

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I was against abortion without knowing why

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until I lived through it

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until I had to go through this situation
I really didn’t want

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A few days after I found out that I was
pregnant, we went to my gynecologist

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He gave me two pills,

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one to take orally and one to be
inserted vaginally

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These pills were supposed to be effective
for up to 6 or 7 weeks

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To this day I don’t know what drug it was,

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but it didn’t work, it didn’t terminate
the pregancy

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Then everything becomes a bit blurred,

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because with my family, even though they
knew I was pregnant

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it was very difficult to share it in a
healthy way with them

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and to feel supported with my
decision

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I was already working,

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and I was studying at a
semi-private university

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I paid my own fees,

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my father was out of work

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and even though I was living with them I
wasn’t earning much money

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I was living with the rest of my siblings.

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I had never imagined having a child in
that situation,

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it really disillusioned me

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facing the idea of becoming a mother in a
situation like that

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I had co-workers as well,

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the reason being – well, we were all
young

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anyway, some of my co-workers, interns,

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one of them I remember in particular,

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she went to the US for the procedure,

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obviously she had a lot of money

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and great for her you know, everything
went fine, everything went smoothly

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Anyway I lived with this you know,

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seeing these women in the hospital
who had money

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and who had abortions with no risk
attached,

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and the other women who already had 8 or 9
kids and couldn’t have another one

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It wasn’t a decision like in my case,

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where I had decided that I did not want
to have a child then,

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it was an issue of the impossibility of
having another child,

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of not being able to support another
child.

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You couldn’t even get a tubal ligation
done in the hospital,

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because that was illegal as well

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Having experienced abortion, I started to
search for ways to avoid it again

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As I already had children, I had a
vasectomy,

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which is something that I’ve noticed

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isn’t see as one of the possible ways to
prevent pregnancy here

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The emphasis is always on the woman,
or on the sexual act

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but it’s not said, for example, that if
you don’t want to be a father

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you don’t have to be a father

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and you can still have a normal
satisfying sexual life

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and not have the problem of the
risk of pregnancy

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I had the luck of being able to get the
money together to go to a place where

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there was practically no risk to my life,

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although yes, my emotional and
psychological integrity was compromised,

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my life wasn’t in danger

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Truthfully, imagining all the women, and
the girls, really young girls,

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who have to go through this situation,

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a precarious situation in every sense

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with no sanitary precautions or even
doctors

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a situation in which, obviously,
many women lose their lives,

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this is what motivated me over the years

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to try in some way to talk about it

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or at least put it in words.

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The week that I had been to my
gynecologist,

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I went to Cordoba,

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without knowing very well why,

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and without telling anyone else.

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Supposedly we were going to speak to the
mother of the boy

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There was a possibility of seeing a
doctor in Cordoba,

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but it was all very uncertain, we didn’t
know where we were going,

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or at least I didn’t know

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Unexpectedly the boy told me we were going
to keep travelling

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to a town in the interior of Cordoba

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where they had a contact with someone
who could perform an abortion

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I accepted this situation that
was in front of me in silence.

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I was alone, something that I think

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was befitting of the clandestine
circumstances,

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as well as the silence,

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the not asking for too many explanations,

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not questioning too many things,

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because inside, you’re struggling with a
real conflict you know?

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The boy I had become pregnant with
changed his attitude.

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He left me in the hands of his father
and older brother

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who finally resolved the situation.

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His father was a councillor in that area,

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or at least he had political connections.

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He was a lawyer, a criminal lawyer.

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The took me to see a doctor, this doctor
was very angry

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he treated me badly, spoke to me harshly,
was very cross

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Bit by bit I found out what had happened,
because he started telling me,

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I don’t know if it was to intimidate me
or because it was the truth

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but he said that the governor had forced
him to do this abortion

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and that he had been threatened if he
didn’t do it

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they would expose him and report the other
abortions he had done

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I had the abortion without any anesthesia,

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it was a very violent situation for my
body

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and for my entire emotional state

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It lasted maybe 40 minutes

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but in terms of intensity, it felt like
it lasted much longer

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I left, I took a bus back to Villa
Mercedes,

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and I carried on with my normal life,

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without any extra care for my body

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I took antibiotics and a couple of
other things,

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hidden from my family, my friends, my
colleagues.

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I didn’t tell anyone, well I told very few
people that I had had an abortion,

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and very few asked me

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I had simply been pregnant, and now I was
not

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(“Caracol (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)
by Tremor plays)

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In Argentina, the voluntary interruption
of a pregnancy

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is considered a crime against life since
the creation of the penal code in 1886.

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For decades, women have campaigned for a
better and wider access to healthcare

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The National Campaign for the Right of
Legal, Safe and Free Abortion

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is a broad and diverse federal alliance.

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(“Caracol (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)
by Tremor plays)

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As far as we are concerned, as members of
ADEM,

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the National Campaign is very important
and valuable

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because we know there are a large number
of abortions that are carried out

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and we know the risk attached,
especially for poor women,

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those who don’t have access to
social services,

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who don’t have sufficient income to pay
for a safe and secure abortion

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because right now the price of an abortion

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is fluctuating between 3,500 and 5,000
pesos

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These are the latest economic figures we
have with respect to abortion.

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We also know there are private health
institutions in the provinces, which

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are making quite a bit of money from
providing abortions.

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I am a biochemist, I have been studying
biology for a long time

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Even before working in this area
I was passionate about this topic,

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the origin of life

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And really, in the moment that I was
having the abortion

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I was conscious of what I was doing.

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And I didn’t see it as a crime

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The pro-lifers talk about life being
present,

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but that does not mean that there is
a person there.

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Every day, independently of social status,
religion, and the culture

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in which you live live, women have
abortions.

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What happens is that despite all the
issues of legal status,

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there are other, hidden issues,

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but every day abortions happen,

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not just spontaneous abortions,
but induced abortions

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that happen because of different
circumstances.

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It could be that the woman can’t have a
child because of economic reasons,

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or because of a personal decision not to
be a mother,

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because of a situation that they are
going through, or because they’re alone

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To decriminalize abortion is to stop
criminalizing it

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I think that it will make a really
important social impact,

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There is a big difference, the fact is
that nowadays women die

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and suffer various situations caused
by clandestine abortions,

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if it is decriminalized is they can
go to a hospital, be supported,

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have access to a doctor, a real doctor,

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a person who knows how to carry out the
procedure

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and as well as that have sanitary
precautions

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the basics, so that their lives are cared
for

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while they make a personal decision
that will not affect your life.

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By prejudging and having all these
prejudices,

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we forget to listen to the other person,

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and a woman who is having an abortion,
and making this decision

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needs to be listened to

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And it’s about time that the civil
servants, members of parliament,

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our representatives,

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start listening to the women,

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and pay more attention to them, rather
than

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the muddle of social, religious and
cultural issues

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As a male, I think that women, the same
as men,

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are the absolute owners of their souls,
their selves

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and obviously, their bodies

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Everything that is inside her, is hers

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I lost a daughter when she was 2 in a
traffic accident,

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so I know what it is to lose a child

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an abortion is not losing a child,
Like, come on,

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an abortion is deciding to halt a
biological process in its early stages,

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way before a person is created

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When the pro-lifers show those images,

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of a baby that says “Mama I want to live”,

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come on, show a morula or a blastula

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show what cells really are.

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Let the people make an informed decision,

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and if after that it’s a question of
belief,

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if a catholic decides not to have an
abortion, that’s fine!

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Everyone has to deal with
their own beliefs,

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But let people know the facts

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A last reflection, that also comes from
the experiences of the association,

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is that when people have access to
information,

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real, scientific, serious information

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about the risks facing women who have
abortions in precarious conditions,

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that put not only their future health but
also their lives at risk,

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they change their position,

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they accept and even support the
legalization of abortion,

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in the way the National Campaign has
formulated the issue

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When the issue of legalization comes up,

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it becomes a personal issue that we all
must confront individually,

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all of us who are in this struggle,
because sometimes

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we say we’ll do it but we don’t.

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And as well we have to talk about it,

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sometimes we try to do grand actions
with loads of people,

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but in reality we have to start small

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we have to go and listen to the women
and support them in whatever way we can

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and that’s really what we are doing in
this struggle,

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and if the law passes, we can do it
publicly

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[leaves rustling]

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Today, I don’t want to avoid thinking
about

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how many of us there are, whose bodies
have experienced this clandestine world

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Mine, hers, potentially everyone’s

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Women everywhere cry,
“Motherhood is not a destiny”

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At home, with Oxaprost, or at a surgery,
I decide.

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[chanting]

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aborto legal para no morir

anticoncepcion para no abortar

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Directors: Andrea Aguilar,
Ezequiel Altamirano

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Scriptwriter: Andrea Aguilar

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Camera: Ezequiel Altamirano

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Voiceover: Andre Gallardo

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With thanks to:

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[chanting]

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This body is mine.

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Don’t touch it.

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Don’t rape it.

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Don’t kill it.

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And don’t leave it.

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(“Cumbion De Las Aves” by Chancha
Via Circuito plays)

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Useful Informtaion

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National Campaign for the Right to Legal,
Safe, Free Abortion

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website
www.abortolegal.com.ar

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Lesbians and Feminists for the
Decriminalization of Abortion

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abortoconpastillas.info
abortion with more info, less risks

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PDF Book “All you need to know about
how to have an abortion with tablets”

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ADEM: Association for Women’s Rights in
San Luis

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This documentary is the result of hours
of independent work

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We received no private or state funding

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The reproduction of the documentary
through any media

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Is absolutely permitted by the directors

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