OCTOBER 30, 2019
A Fearless 19-Year-Old Abortion Advocate Just Became the Youngest Lawmaker in Latin America
“With sensitivity, sisterhood, and gathering together, we’re going to knock it all down.”
Ofelia Fernández, an uncompromising student leader, has captured the imagination of people beyond her native Argentina. On Monday, she won her campaign for the Buenos Aires legislature, becoming the youngest lawmaker in the city’s history.
“Is the political system ready for us to enter?” the Washington Post quoted 19-year-old Fernández as asking hordes of young supporters at a campaign event several weeks ago. “The answer is, ‘I don’t care because we will force our way in.’”