Chile: the Constituent Assembly included legal abortion in the draft of the new Magna Carta

The draft of the new Constitution should be ready in July

HELEN HERNANDEZ
March 15, 2022

Paragraph two of article 16 on sexual and reproductive rights of the new Magna Carta that is debated in the Constitutional Convention of Chile proposes to transform into law the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. The right – entered through the mechanism of “popular initiative” – ​​was incorporated into the text of the new constitution with more than two thirds of the votes of the constituents.

The draft of the new Constitution - It should be ready in July to then be put to a citizenship plebiscite. The incorporation of the right to abortion was approved by 108 conventions (they needed 103), it had 39 rejections and six abstentions. “The State guarantees the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights without discrimination, with a focus on gender, inclusion and cultural belonging,” says the paragraph.

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