Thursday, June 8, 2023

Justice has confirmed that abortion is still legal in Puerto Rico and it will not prosecute anyone for practicing it

Justice Secretary, Domingo Emanueliheld today that the current state of law in Puerto Rico was not hindered by the United States Court’s determination to quash the Roe v. Wade case, which recognized constitutional protections for abortion, for which the agency would seek protection for women or health. Will not prosecute professionals who do this practice on the island.

,As we have said, Article 98 of the Penal Code of 2012 allows abortion with a medical indication made by a doctor duly authorized to practice medicine in Puerto Rico with a view to preserving the health or life of the mother., In turn, in the case Pueblo v. The Supreme Court of Duarte Mendoza, Puerto Rico, interpreted that any abortion prescribed by a doctor for the purpose of preserving the physical or mental health or life of a pregnant woman is exempt from criminal liability,” the title said in written expressions.

,The opposite of Ro V. Wade, the United States Supreme Court, after concluding that the right to abortion did not arise from the Constitution of the United States, did not have the effect of repealing this regulation. After detailed analysis of the rules explained to the secretary.

The secretary indicated that, in accordance with the opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito and supported by a majority of the Higher Federal Judicial Forum, it is now up to the states and territories to take appropriate action to regulate and legislate on the issue. , “We believe that this responsible practice examines all the circumstances surrounding a woman who is compelled to choose or terminate a pregnancy, as well as the criteria of health professionals who are concerned about the subject. But there are experts.”

“The Department of Justice will continue to comply with all legal and judicial provisions, state and federal, applicable and approved in the future, but always through application that is fair and sensitive to human beings. This is our commitment to all sectors of our society as defenders of the law and the rights of citizens,” he stressed.

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