The Constitutional Court of Colombia has ruled it is “inhibited” from legalizing abortion in that country, saying the arguments presented by pro-abortion lawyer Monica Roa were insufficient to change Colombian law.
The high court issued its ruling this week in Bogota, stating the request “lacked requirements” and contained fundamental errors, thus preventing the court from ruling on the matter. Nevertheless, it did not rule out future consideration of the issue.
According to Caracol Radio, Monica Roa said she did not understand the court’s decision and that she and her advisors would search out new ways to argue the case.
With the court’s ruling, Colombian law punishing those who procure and assist in procuring an abortion with up to three years in prison remains in force.