Doctor Miranda Ruiz could face jail time for her work providing access to legal and safe abortions in the city of Tartagal in Argentina.

The criminal prosecutor of that city is investigating her for the crime of causing an abortion without consent - a crime that she did not commit.

Miranda chose to work as a doctor of family and community medicine at the local hospital because of her commitment to providing health care to vulnerable communities. At the hospital, she attends consultations on sexual and reproductive health such as contraception, family planning, and access to abortion.

The criminalisation of healthcare providers who guarantee access to legal abortions has a chilling effect, whereby medical professionals may not understand the bounds of the law or may apply the restrictions in a narrower way than required by the law. It prevents doctors from providing basic care.

The investigation against Dr. Miranda Ruiz must be immediately closed: guaranteeing access to abortion under the law is not a crime.

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