I am a semi-frequent reader of news, articles, and reports from Human Rights Watch and saw onje this morning that I thought might interest some readers here as well.
(For those who don't know about HRW) Human Rights Watch has always been, to me, a very open and involved orginization to what's happening around the world that we as human beings should be aware of, as these actions impose upon or affect our human rights. They not only have information about many of the world's ethnic and military and violence and war and poverty conflicts, but also have articles concerning violence against women and women's rights to proper health care including the right of choice with their bodies and their reproductive health.
This article concerns Argentinian bans and limits on contraceptive methods, abortion, proper health care, and violence and discrimination towards women associated with these topics.
As a U.S. citizen who does have very good access to health care and contraceptive methods, I believe it is interesting to see more into why this accessibility IS so important to us and why many may take it for granted. Those of us in the U.S., Canada, and England, to name the three main countries this board's members come from, do not have to face the same sort of troubles as women do in many other countries as far as getting proper care and contraception and not being treated violently or discriminated against when we seek out these services (or at very least, certainly not to the extent women in countries such as Argentina are).
I think this article is also a good example of why it is so important we strive to KEEP these services available to us and be aware and supportive of women in other countries who need other voices to speak out for them to allow them to have the same rights we do for their own health and well-being.