It’s difficult for a Tweet to sum up the complexity of the world we live in nowadays. But the one below might just come as close to doing it as any other:
— Global TrendingTopic (@TT_Globe) August 8, 2018
That’s right, as of 10:45 AM today, pro-choice hashtag #EsHoy was number two on Twitter’s Global Trending Topics, behind only #InternationalCatDay. Hopefully, there will come a time in which abortion will beat out kittens in Internet popularity (I hope). But for today at least, let’s consider this a victory for the legalization camp on the day the bill is being debated in the Senate.
The past several weeks have seen an uproar of support all over the world with “pañuelazos” taking place in several countries.
Below are just some of the most famous people and media outlets that have, like many others, their eyes set on Argentina this Wednesday, August 8th.
Amnesty International and The New York Times
Amnesty International made perhaps the biggest splash thanks to its advert on the back cover of the international edition of The New York Times, arguably of the most influential newspapers in the world. In a statement through its official page, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty’s Director of the Americas stated: “We want to send a message to Argentina’s Senators that the world is watching to see whether they will do right by women and end the grave suffering caused by criminalizing abortion.”
We took out a full page ad in today's @nytimes calling on Argentina’s senate to vote through a bill allowing access to safe abortions. The world is watching. @SenadoArgentina #AbortoLegalYa #QueSeaLey pic.twitter.com/QQ2RidPA5N
— Amnesty International (@amnestyusa) August 7, 2018
— MTV Argentina (@MTVLAargentina) August 8, 2018
Susan Sarandon, actor
The criminalization of abortion does not avoid women from having an abortion; it does push them to go to unsafe and clandestine places. Senators @SenadoArgentina the world is looking at you: give women the right to choose!#AbortoLegalYa #SenadoresQueSeaLey @amnistiaar
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) August 7, 2018
Anjelica Huston, actor
Senators @SenadoArgentina: the world is looking at Argentina. Criminalizing abortion places women in the dilemma of choosing between death or jail. Give Argentinian women the right to choose! #AbortoLegalYa #SenadoresQueSeaLey @amnistiaar pic.twitter.com/rsynhjpewE
— Anjelica Huston (@anjelicahuston) August 8, 2018
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale
Why should women in #Argentina be forced to carry a fetus that is already dead + septic? https://t.co/9alXHxy5yM This is not Right to Life but a sadistic Rite of Death. #QueSeaLey #SenadoresQueSeaLea @anaecorrea @hindeli Senators, please change this unjust & death-dealing law.
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) August 8, 2018
Gael García Bernal, actor
Yo no soy nadie para decidir sobre el cuerpo de una persona. Pero puedo apoyar desde cualquier lugar, una ley que contemple los derechos de las mujeres por un país más igualitario de justicia social. Este 8 de agosto, en Argentina, será ley. Como amigo, como hermano, como hijo, como novio, como amante, como padre, apoyo a todas las mujeres para que se garantice su derecho. Y apoyo en especial a mi tribu de las actrices argentinas, que junto con tantas voces, están a punto de hacer historia. #abortolegalya #quesealey “Educación sexual para decidir, anticonceptivos para no abortar, aborto legal para no morir”. @lolafonca
Garbage, rock band
Thinking about you the women of Argentina today. ??
— Garbage (@garbage) August 8, 2018
Felicity Huffman, actor
I stand with hundreds of thousands of Argentinian women who marched this year to demand their right to safe, legal abortion. We call on Argentinian lawmakers to cast their vote in favor of women’s rights. #ItsYourTurn #AbortoLegalYa @senadoargentina pic.twitter.com/OklM1c3Dbh
— Felicity Huffman (@FelicityHuffman) August 8, 2018
Francesc Orella, actor from Netflix Series Merli
Kathleen Hanna, artist and member of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin
Love and support to the 1million plus women rallying to change Argentina's abortion laws for the better!!! #AbortoLegalYa
— Kathleen Hanna (@kathleenhanna) August 8, 2018
Amanda Palmer, author
ARGENTINA – having just been in ireland for the #yes vote to make abortion legal and safe, my hopes are with you as you march towards the future. and our country will hopefully follow you both into a more humane kind of society. just give us a second. ????????
— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) August 7, 2018