Other lawmakers who voted against recommending the bill were Virginia Troncoso, an independent; Nora Cuevas of the UDI, and Karina Luck of RN.
Maya Fernández, a congresswoman of the opposition Socialist Party of Chile, voted for the bill, stating it is “very humane", and necessary because women who don’t have resources get an illicit abortion.
Camila Rojas of the opposition party Commons explained that abortion is not a new issue in Chile and that the recommendations made by the Chilean Association for the Protection of the Family, the World Health Organization or the Commitee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the supposed right to abortion, should be listened to.
Also voting in favor of the bill were Patricia Rubio of the opposition Party for Democracy; Marisela Santibáñez of the opposition Communist Party of Chile; and Marcela Hernando and Maite Orsini of the opposition Radical Party of Chile.
Some legislators such as Fernández, Santibañez, and one of the authors of the bill and a member of the Broad Front party, Claudia Mix, were upset by the message from the Undersecretary of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Máximo Pavez, and asked that his statement be deleted from the minutes even though the vote was broadcast live.
Pavez congratulated the committee members who voted against the bill.
He said that the Piñera administration supports life from "conception to its end … We support protecting the lives of people who, as a result of conception, have the right to life, freedom, spiritual and material development and we do not believe that abortion on demand, which is what the bill discusses, disguised with some euphemisms, leads to the common good for Chile.”
"The cause of abortion is not the patrimony of all women," said Pavez.