Saturday , June 25 2022

Abortion protocol: PS accuses the conflict of interest and calls for disabled people from three national TCs


On the morning of Monday, members of the deputy bank have The Socialist Party (PS) have entered into Constitutional Court (TC) a request for Discuss three ministers from discussing the objection of conscience protocol of the abortion law for three reasons.

Daniella Cicardini, Juan Castro and Leonardo Soto – all PS deputies – came to TC to enter a letter of request for ministers Juan José Romero, Pía Silva Gallinato and Miguel Ángel Fernández can not participate in the discussion in which TC will review the constitutionality of the abortion protocol.

The PS accuses that ministers have to be disqualified, because they are part of the teaching staff of the Pontificate Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), an institution that publicly manifested itself against the Abortion Act.

"According to the publication of the PUC website itself, they are professors of this university and, therefore, they they have an actual connection with who the institution is asking for and challenging the regulation interruption of pregnancy in three causes, "said socialist deputy Leonardo Soto.

In this regard, Deputy Soto added that TC Minister, Miguel Ángel Fernández, and a professor of the PUC, as a lawyer has sponsored requests from at least five senators in Chile. Let's go to TC, which attempts to repeal the current regulation of the therapeutic interruption of pregnancy.

In the document submitted to the TC by the MPs, it is detailed that the PUC "challenged the scope of the protocol on the conscientious objection dictated by the previous administration through the action of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Santiago (Case No. 8 818-2018) , by resolution exempt from N ° 61 of the month
January 2018. "

The document introduced by PS parliamentarians joins those who have already joined the members of the National Renovation Party and the Independent Democratic Union, in search of TC, declaring unconstitutional the new rule of conscientious objection decreed by the Ministry of Health.

In particular, The TC will analyze the constitutionality of the regulation establishing an objection of conscience under the abortion law for three reasons, which currently hinder private health centers receiving state resources, refusing to carry out an abortion by objecting to objections of conscience.

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