Friday, September 2, 2016
The Rights of the Unborn Silenced by the Senate of Chile – and by its President
By Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D
Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)
After the approval by the House of Representatives, last March, Chile’s new abortion bill is now ready to be approved by the Senate. If the law passes, killing an unborn child will no more be a crime in cases of rape, when the mother’s life is at risk, and when the unborn child suffers a disability likely to be fatal.
Carolina Goic, Senator of the Christian Democratic Party and President of the Senate’s health commission, recently declared that the hearings are now at their final stages, and that the vote could be scheduled for September. The recent hearings, however, have been at the center of the media’s attention and criticism; some even questioned the validity of the hearings.
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