Emma Watson naghayag ng saloobin sa abortion

Emma Watson naghayag ng saloobin sa abortion

October 7, 2018 @ 11:46 AM 4 years ago


 

Kilala sa pagiging aktibista para sa karapatang pantao, sumulat si Emma Watson ng open-letter para kay  Dr. Savita Halappanavar, isang Indian, na itinanggi ang kanyang pagpapa-abort sa Ireland na namatay din noong 2012 dahil na rin sa septic miscarriage.

Naibalitang may sakit ang doktor na sepsis infection kaya napagdesisyunan niya at ng kaniyang asawa na magsagawa ng lifesaving abortion. Ngunit itinanggi nila ang prosedyur na ito at namatay dahil sa lumalalang sakit.

Ipinupunto ng aktres na gusto ni Savita ng prosidyur na makapagliligtas ng kanyang buhay.

“You didn’t want to become the face of a movement. You wanted a procedure that would have saved your life”, paninimula ni Emma sa kanyang sulat.

Legal ang abortion sa UK kung kaya’t ang ilan ay sinasadyang dumayo rito upang maisagawa ang prosidyur.

Ayon pa sa aktres, ‘Because you slept, many of us woke.’ That the eighth amendment enabled valuing the life of an unborn fetus over a living woman was a wake-up call to a nation. For you, and those forced to travel to the UK to access safe, legal abortion, justice was hard-won. From Argentina to Poland, restrictive abortion laws punish and endanger girls, women and pregnant people. Still, Northern Ireland’s abortion law predates the lightbulb. In your memory, and towards our liberation, we continue the fight for reproductive justice.”

Isang outspoken feminist si Emma na sumusuporta sa reproductive justice kung kaya’t ganun na lamang ang kanyang damdamin patungkol sa mga isyu na ito.

Narito ang kanyang buong sulat na nakalathala sa Net-A-Porter:

Dear Dr Savita Halappanavar,

You didn’t want to become the face of a movement; you wanted a procedure that would have saved your life. When news of your death broke in 2012, the urgent call to action from Irish activists reverberated around the world – repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Time and again, when our local and global communities collectively mourn a tragic death due to social injustice, we pay tribute, mobilize and proclaim: rest in power. A promise to the departed and a rallying call to society, we chant: never again. But it is rare that justice truly prevails for those whose deaths come to symbolize structural inequality. Rarer still is a historic feminist victory that emboldens the fight for reproductive justice everywhere.

 

Your family and friends were gracious and galvanizing in their sharing of your memory. They told us you were passionate and vivacious, a natural-born leader. I heard that at Diwali in 2010 you won dancer of the night, going on to choreograph routines with children in your community. I watch the video of you dancing in Galway’s 2011 St Patrick’s Day parade and am moved to tears by your thousand-watt smile and palpable enthusiasm. Sharing their mourning and hope with the world, your family publicly supported the Together for Yes campaign. Celebrating repeal, your father expressed his “gratitude to the people of Ireland”. In reciprocity, I heard Ireland’s ‘repealers’ say that they owe your family a great debt.

A note on your memorial in Dublin read, “Because you slept, many of us woke.” That the eighth amendment enabled valuing the life of an unborn fetus over a living woman was a wake-up call to a nation. For you, and those forced to travel to the UK to access safe, legal abortion, justice was hard-won. From Argentina to Poland, restrictive abortion laws punish and endanger girls, women and pregnant people. Still, Northern Ireland’s abortion law predates the lightbulb. In your memory, and towards our liberation, we continue the fight for reproductive justice.

With all my love and solidarity,

Emma x

(Remate News Team /Clarissa Haciñas)