Abortion Liberalization Demand in Argentina: Legal Discourses as Site of Power Struggle: A Case Study on the Structural Case Portal De Belén vs. Córdoba (2012-2013)

30 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2015

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María Eugenia Monte

National University of Córdoba - Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Date Written: December 22, 2015

Abstract

English Abstract: In Argentina, women and feminist movements concentrated abortion liberalization demand repertories of action in state juridical institutions displacing other repertories of action focused on the politicization of sexuality. This switch implied a change in the construction of abortion. From being constructed as part of sexual liberation demands during the 1960s and the 1970s, to being constructed as part of reproductive rights and broader human rights discourses during the 1980s and the 1990s, and particularly at Courts since 2000s. Precisely, the objective of this article is to analyze how abortion demand was constructed by a women’s organization defending a structural case at Court in Córdoba province (Argentina) between 2012-2013.

Spanish Abstract: En Argentina, los movimientos de mujeres y feministas concentraron los repertorios de acción de la demanda por la liberalización del aborto en las instituciones jurídicas estatales, desplazando otros repertorios de acción concentrados en la politización de la sexualidad. Este desplazamiento implicó una modificación en la construcción del aborto. De construirse como parte de las demandas por la liberación sexual durante las décadas de 1960 y 1970, durante las décadas de 1980 y 1990 pasó a construirse como parte de los discursos sobre derechos reproductivos y, más ampliamente, de los derechos humanos, y sobre todo como parte de disputas judiciales a partir del año 2000. Precisamente, el objetivo de este artículo es analizar cómo construyó la demanda de aborto por una organización de mujeres en defensa de un caso estructural en la provincia de Córdoba (Argentina) entre 2012-2013.

Keywords: Abortion demand, feminist movement, juridification of sociopolitical conflict, feminist legal studies, Demanda de aborto, movimiento feminista, juridificación de conflicto sociopolítico, estudios jurídicos feministas

Suggested Citation

Monte, María Eugenia, Abortion Liberalization Demand in Argentina: Legal Discourses as Site of Power Struggle: A Case Study on the Structural Case Portal De Belén vs. Córdoba (2012-2013) (December 22, 2015). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2707027

María Eugenia Monte (Contact Author)

National University of Córdoba - Faculty of Law and Social Sciences ( email )

Córdoba, Córdoba
Argentina

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