Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 7, 2021 / 17:01 pm
The National Academy of Medicine in Argentina has warned that the abortion law passed with the support of President Alberto Fernández’ administration violates the fundamental principles of the ethics of medicine and the defense of life.
Argentina’s law legalizing elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy was passed by the country’s legislature Dec. 30, 2020 and was published in the government’s Official Bulletin Jan. 15, 2021. The decree that regulates the law was published in the Official Bulletin August 15.
In response, the National Academy of Medicine said that it has an obligation "to alert society, institutions and professionals about resolutions that are against the fundamental principles of medical practice, ethics and the defense of life.”
The academy reiterated "its respect for life from the moment of fertilization," and criticized the euphemistic definition of abortion as "as access to the voluntary interruption of pregnancy."