The Green Wave: Safe and Legal Abortions
Latin America has a long standing tradition of its people fighting against militant governments for their rights as a community. From Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) during La Guerra Sucia (the Dirty War) to the fight for abortion rights in Argentina, the color green has been symbolic of people coming together under a unified movement and color to fight injustices.
When a friend recently asked me why green was becoming the color of abortion rights in the U.S. my mind fluttered with excitement. As a trained Latin American historian, I knew the vast history of green as a unifying color and a way of bringing people from all walks of life to the forefront of civil rights fights. However, with my excitement and knowledge, I knew my way of explaining such movements would come off as overwhelming and convoluted. Often times, when someone asks me about a subject I am passionate about I get into all the details and tell more than is needed, but when I ran across a Washington Post article about the subject, I saw everything I was trying to say in a concise and succinct manner. I quickly directed my friend here and knew they would get the answers they needed. Now, I urge you to read this article to learn the history and understand why green is becoming the unifying color or abortion rights in our country.
All photos courtesy of Washington Post article, “How Green Became the Color of Abortion Rights” by Samantha Schmidt
Click here to read the Washington Post article, “How Green Became the Color of Abortion Rights” by Samantha Schmidt
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