Date Presented

Spring 5-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



First Advisor

Nicole Sanders, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Christine Terry, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Nancy Cowden, Ph.D.


This paper focuses on the role the 2006 Sexual education law in Argentina has on the current #AbortoLegalYa #QueSeaLey movements. With the implementation of guaranteed, free sexual education for every student in Argentina, more individuals began wanting to have a say over their bodies. As more people learned about their reproductive rights, they also learned that they had the right to speak up and demand what they consider necessary. This paper focused on the Campaña national por aborto seguro, legal, y gratuito and their role on influencing both the current movement, and the 2006 passing of the sexual education law. The social and religious belief system of the country was also observed and discussed as Argentina has deeply religious ties in its history. Personal interviews, news outlets, personal accounts and outside research were all used to examine and discuss this topic. It is concluded that the passing of the law and the work of the national campaign have gone on and empowered women to begin to fight for their right to a safe, legal and free abortion.