The Death of Ana Maria Acevedo: Rallying Cry for the Women’s Movement


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Authors: Lucila Puyol and Paula Condrac, with Mirtha Manzur, Multisectoral Women’s Group of Santa Fe

This report discusses the case of Ana Maria Acevedo, who was denied life-saving cancer treatment by doctors who valued her pregnancy before her health. It examines religious fundamentalism in an Argentinian context, and the strategies employed by the Multisectoral Women’s Group of Santa Fe to bring the doctors involved to justice and to publicize women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

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