Loading
Chilean high court agrees to investigate abortifacient effect of morning-after pill

.- After weeks of delay, the Constitutional Court of Chile has agreed to open an investigation into the abortifacient nature of the morning-after pill.

The results of the investigation will lead to a new ruling on whether to allow the drug to be prescribed to girls under the age of 14 without parental consent.

The Chilean high court has only agreed to study the abortifacient effects of the pill.  Several pro-life groups hope the courts will rule the pill unconstitutional due to the danger it poses to the lives of unborn children and will thus prohibit distribution of the drug.

Congressman Jose Antonio Kast said it was very significant that the court has agreed to study the matter.  However, he noted, “if the government wants to debate issues related to life or the right of parents to educate their children,” it should call for constitutional reform. Such a constitutional reform “would be debated in Congress, as it should be,” instead of allowing “a few pro-abortion officials from the UN to dictate a resolution behind closed doors.”

Likewise, Representative Francisco Chahuan said the decision by the court would allow the issue to be thoroughly reviewed and would strengthen the importance of the family in public health policies.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Sep
1

Liturgical Calendar

September 1, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 4:16-30

Gospel
Date
09/01/14
08/31/14
08/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 1 cor 2:1-5
Gospel:: Lk 4:16-30

Saint of the Day

St. Beatrice da Silva Meneses »

Saint
Date
08/31/14
08/30/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 4:16-30

Homily
Date
09/01/14
08/31/14
08/30/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: