Abortion Politics In Latin America


Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:20pm



This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Argentina’s legalization of abortion on demand in 2020 was closely followed across Latin America. The role of religion in politics has changed dramatically in the region. On the one hand, societies gave grown more secular and the influence of the Catholic Church has waned; on the other hand, growing evangelical movements have given new life to social conservatism. How are the politics of abortion changing in twenty-first century Latin America? Is Argentina a pioneer—or an outlier?

Speakers: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University (TBC); Camilla Reuterswärd, Research Fellow, University of Sussex; Cora Fernandez Anderson, Assistant Professor of Politics, Mount Holyoke College
Discussant: Mala Htun, Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Government, Harvard University