Bogotá, Colombia, Mar 1, 2022 / 15:50 pm
Across Colombia, around half a million people marched on Sunday to defend the lives of the unborn, rejecting the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court decriminalizing abortion up to six months of pregnancy.
The United for Life platform said Feb. 27 that "the rejection of the five judges of the Court who voted for the ruling that allows abortion up to six months, without any limits" was "overwhelming.”
"Their immediate resignation is being demanded and that the ruling be annulled because it goes against Article 11 of the Constitution, international accords and treaties, and the Court's own jurisprudence," the group said in a statement.
On Feb. 21, the Constitutional Court of Colombia voted 5-4 that abortion “will only be punishable when performed after the twenty-fourth (24) week of pregnancy and, in any case, this time limit will not apply to the three grounds established in judgment C-355 of 2006,” which are risk to the life of the mother, sexual abuse, or fetal deformity.