In June of 2015 a prochoice social campaign had a major outburst in Mexico, this campaign started after a 14 year old girl in Aguascalientes posted on Facebook that she was pregnant and that she had had an abortion, this information was false but the local media wrote an article about her and now she’s afraid to go outside because she was criminalized. Then in the northern part of the country, in Chihuahua, two women were sentenced to prison from 3 to 6 years. Radical feminists groups started a campaign showing their support towards not only these three women but for all women who are being “criminalized” because of having an abortion.
What to think of this campaign? There are numerous points of view; different people with different beliefs believe different things and some feel dubious about their position on abortion.
It is not a democratic issue to decide whether or not life exists in the womb, that’s plain science. Fighting for justice is a noble cause and a duty for us all, whereas taking away someone´s right to decide, to fight, to be independent, to live… that despotism.
Your body is not public property, but the state has to regulate and protect their citizens, everybody has a right to live. This campaign mocks the Mexican law, it’s not a perfect system and it will never be but this campaign defies the system, a state that approves abortionist laws thinking that it’s a first world country law has way more problems than just being not a first world country.
“If pre-born human don’t make it into your definition of human equality; it’s not really human equality at all. It is something else entirely.” Post from Students For Life.