In Argentina, An 11 year old child, raped by her grandmother’s partner forced to have a c-section after her attempts to abort the pregnancy were repeatedly denied and delayed. This is what criminalizing abortion looks like. #Repost@guardian with @get_repost
An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine authorities refused to allow her the abortion she was entitled to. After 23 weeks of pregnancy, she had to undergo a caesarean section on Tuesday. The move has been described as the “worst kind of cruelty for this child” and has been blamed on an anti-choice strategy in the country to force girls to carry their pregnancies to term.
While abortion remains illegal in Argentina, a 1921 law allows it to be performed in cases of rape or when a woman’s life is in danger. An attempt to legalise abortion lost by a slim margin last August when Argentina’s senate voted to leave the longstanding law that penalises women who undergo an abortion with up to four years in prison.
The law hasn't stopped abortions, it has put the lives of poorer women at risk. An average of one abortion is performed every 90 seconds in Argentina, with as many as 450,000 unsafe illegal abortions carried out every year, according to estimates.
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Finished Ep 1 of #TheDeuce tonight. Feeling proud of my 1am post-shooting snack. Left over lentils, rice from my rice cooker, parsley and gomasio (I’ve been a die hard gomasio fan since I first tried it at #Angelika ’sKitchen in 1996 May she rest in piece). What do you think @alisoneroman
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#TBT I was pregnant and no one knew it. Not even me.
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Juliana v. United States is a climate lawsuit where 21 young people (ages 10 to 21) are suing the federal government, arguing that the perpetuation of energy policies known to be causing catastrophic climate change VIOLATES THEIR RIGHT TO LIFE AND LIBERTY. Kids!!! If you are under 21 you can join them, formally and legally by going to JoinJuliana.org, and signing your name.
Go to joinjuliana.org (link in bio)
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#Repost@archdigest with @get_repost
“Fourteen million,” jokes actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) about the number of fireplaces in her and husband Peter Sarsgaard’s bright Brooklyn brownstone. “We have 14 million fireplaces.” The actual number is seven, but even if the effortlessly cool family had only one hearth in their four-story home, which they purchased in 2006, the space would feel endlessly warm. Or, as Sarsgaard puts it, “There are lots of places to curl up with a book.” Tucked into a sleepy T-shaped street in Park Slope (a Brooklyn neighborhood known for its stroller traffic and laid-back restaurants), the brownstone, with its high ceilings and southern exposure, was an instant hit with the creative couple. The quiet block gave them Sesame Street vibes, and when they first looked at it, Gyllenhaal was pregnant with the couple’s eldest daughter. Since then, another daughter has joined the family, adding to the home’s all-over family feel. “When we walked into this house, it really felt like a home to us,” says Gyllenhaal. “The light is beautiful and the rooms feel airy because the ceilings are unusually high.” And though the pair worked with architect @elizabeth_roberts_architecture and designer John Erik Karkula, they’ve made the 3,600-square-foot space all their own. In their entryway, the pair stand beneath a iron chandelier Sarsgaard bought from an antiques shop on Rivington Street in Manhattan that was owned by a woman from Buenos Aires. “I would just go in there to make small talk, and I actually just bought it at a certain point as a way of saying thank you for all the conversation,” Sarsgaard says. Gyllenhaal teases: “She was almost 80, but Peter was in love with her.” Visit the link in our profile to see inside the couple’s home. Photo by @gievesanderson; text by @julievadnal