The Minister for Women, Antonia Orellana referred to the report on the six years since the announcement of the Abortion law for three reasons highlighting one of the characters.
The head of this department emphasized that the analysis shows the age at which the application of the law was most often resorted to for rape.
What did Minister Orellana say?
In an interview with Radio Infinita, the minister assured: “The most common and non-average age for substantiating rape is 13 years. With particular predominance of rural areas.”
Additionally, he added that he believes “this is very relevant because many things were said during the discussion of this law. Among them, that women would invent rape to get this health benefit.”
A fourth cause?
Regarding the possibility of adding a fourth ground (inadequate contraceptives) to this law, the Minister pointed out that “I’m not a proponent because I think adding reasons somewhat obscures the debate we want to have about decriminalizing abortion. “I think it’s common knowledge that I’m in favor of legal abortion, not just decriminalization.”
Furthermore, he emphasized: “I can decriminalize abortion, that is, not make it a crime.” Who are the ones who are willing to do this with a doctor, with follow-up care and with support? Who has the resources to do it the same way we do today when it’s hidden? So unless it is a benefit that is available in public health, it will continue to be something that puts the poorest women and girls at risk.”
“Sounds a bit like 1870 to me”
Finally, the minister referred to the constitutional changes on conscientious objection and how these would affect the abortion law for three reasons: “The experts’ draft constitution would be adopted tomorrow with our eyes closed. Not so with different rules“.
“I am very concerned about what has been mentioned how we can fight back with more widespread conscientious objection“ In addition, they can apply to any event as this was only discussed in three cases,” he added.
“It can be about vaccinations, primary education can be about many things, this standard is very broad and I think, just as the people’s list was criticized a lot at some point for fun because it made an incense, I believe that we now have the same signs, but on the other side or,” he clarified.
Finally, he pointed out that “there are other types of gestures that I don’t know if I interpret.” I mean, What are good manners? Sorry, but it sounds a little 1870 to me.“.
The Ministry of Women’s report states that since the implementation of the law 1,296 women had life-risk abortions. While, 2,080 That’s why they did it unviable pregnancies.