From the Testimonies for Life Foundation, Constanza Saavedra, specified that at six weeks of gestation, the heart can be seen beating in an ultrasound.
“Between the sixth and seventh week the eyes, ears, and spine begin to form. At nine weeks all the main organs have begun their development, including the nervous system,” explained Saavedra.
“At 12 weeks she jumps, sucks her thumb, yawns. Clump of cells? Yes, like you and me,” the doctor stated
Women are imprisoned
The pediatrician Soledad Díaz explained that in Chile there are no women in prison for the crime of abortion.
“According to the Gendarmerie registry, there are only six people imprisoned for this crime and they are all men. In Chile, the woman who aborts does not go to prison. Don't be fooled,” said Díaz.
In addition, in a letter published in El Mercurio Oct. 5, 135 women health professionals expressed that abortion under three causes has caused "the death of more than 1,500 children in the womb of their mother."
"If the legal process follows the same course as the previous law, not only will abortion be decriminalized, but abortion up to 14 weeks gestation will be legalized," they warned.
“Again this law will force us to be executioners to whom we swear to watch over the life of every human being. Then there will come, as has happened in other countries, the legalization of the abortion of a full-term child,” affirmed the doctors.
For this reason, "we once again raise our voice and demand that our legislators respect the first of all human rights, the right to life, regardless of the stage of the life cycle that this human being is going through."
They recalled that they have "the duty to respect and care for the life of every human being, from their conception to their natural death."
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“It is the essence of the Hippocratic oath that we all promised to respect the day we received the title of surgeon. We are proud of our mission and together with all the medical personnel, we fight with effort and passion to fulfill it every day,” the doctors expressed.