Woman’s Rights Activists Protest for Change to Venezuela’s Anti-Abortion Laws

On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws.

By Venezuelanalysis.com / La Célula

On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws.

Abortion is explicitly illegal in Venezuela except in life-threatening cases. The punishment for a woman who has an abortion is six months to two years in prison, while a doctor or other person who performs the procedure can be sentenced one to three years.

On the sidewalks surrounding the urban student housing, women and several male supporters hung colorful underwear-shaped banners from makeshift clotheslines, calling the event “Airing Out the Dirty Laundry,” in a symbolic effort to bring forth the intimate conflict that many women never have the freedom to express.

See the full VA.com article here. All images from La Célula

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