Santiago, Chile, Aug 5, 2018 / 15:42 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Pro-life groups in Chile are criticizing efforts to legalize abortion for any reason up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Guido Guirardi, president of the Senate Committee on Health, has pushed for the introduction of a bill to broaden the legalization of abortion, according to La Tercera news.
Guirardi said that there is no comparison between the value of “a complete person, a human being, a woman, who has consciousness, a life history, and a germ of life, which is not a person, which is the union of an ovum and a sperm, that has no consciousness, brain, feeling or life history.”
Chilean president Sebastián Piñera has promised to oppose efforts to expand abortion in the country, saying he will do “everything that is necessary to defend life.”
Last year, Chile approved the legalization of abortion on the grounds of rape, fetal non-viability, or risk to the life of the mother.