Argentina’s 1,000-Day Plan aims to reduce and prevent maternal and childhood mortality by providing state support in the form of direct payments and free food, milk, vaccines and medicine to pregnant people and infant children. If those championing U.S. anti-abortion laws are serious about reducing the absolute number of abortions, they should pressure Congress to pass national legislation that both makes pregnancy safer and provides support for early childhood development after birth. A law like this could provide some common ground for the two sides of the abortion debate in the U.S.
Author: Kim D. Ricardo
Kim D. Ricardo is a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina. She is a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Law and a public voices fellow of the Op-Ed Project.