Argentina: My Body, Their Choice

After a long battle that divided the country, Argentina made the historical decision on the 24th of January 2021 to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. In the lead-up to the most important vote in Argentina’s history, we followed key participants on both sides of the debate. In the blue corner, a traditional Catholic elite who see abortion as murder. In the green corner, a rising movement of women fighting for the right to safe and legal abortion.  

Mariana Rodríguez Varela, known by her detractors as the Crazy Baby Lady, is the face of the Pro-Life campaign With her army of plastic foetuses, she is passionately pro-life. But the stories of women who suffered illegal abortions in horrific conditions show the horrific reality behind the pro-life rhetoric. And an undercover exposé of a fake abortion clinic secretly run by Catholic nuns reveals the pressure that women are under.

In the run up to the vote, things get heated on both a personal and national level, as Mariana’s dark family past crops up and our presenter is tear-gassed and water-cannoned by cops in an out-of-control protest.


  • Year: 2019
  • Duration: 51 mins
  • Production: Ludu Productions
  • Director: Lucy D'Cruz
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: United Kingdom

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