May 24, 2013
Female legislators attack City gov't abortion regulation
Female lawmakers in the City of Buenos Aires attacked today the new regulation placed on the non-punishable abortion legislation approved by Mauricio Macri’s administration yesterday, saying that it “complicates women’s rights and violates important principles” instilled by the Supreme Court of Justice.
The above statements were made today by city lawmaker María Rachid, who said in a statement for the Victory Front party, that “Resolution 1252 over the protocol of non-punishable abortion in public hospitals emitted by the City Health Ministry, violates various important principles and actions established by the Court.”
Rachid argued that the protocol “established that in the case that the pregnancy imply danger to the life or the health of the woman, the head doctor in the hospital should confirm the diagnosis,” and that “that in itself violated article 86 of the Penal Code, because authorization of more than one health professional is needed by law.”
In addition, lawmaker for the City, María Elena Naddeo also said that the measure collided with Supreme Court regulations and said: “Even if the protocol allows and legitimises the possibility of carrying out unpunishable abortions in public hospitals, it created a more complicated and bureaucratic situation for woman and health teams.”