Abortion in Chile
by Patrickma12 on September 18, 2014 - 8:52pm
Abortion in Chile
While it is legal almost everywhere in the world, abortion is illegal in Chile without exception. Before 1973, abortion for medical reasons was legal in Chile. Last year, an 11 year old girl got pregnant after being raped. Doctors stated that both the fetus and the young girl were in danger. Both, according to the laws in Chile, it was illegal to end the pregnancy for the young girl.
The Roman Catholic Church is still very present today in Chile. According to the Holy Bible, killing anyone, even to save the life of another is unlawful. Catholics believes that killing a child, during or after his birth, is against the law. This principle is very important in the Roman Catholic Church.
Everyone should be free of doing whatever they want with what is inside their bodies and should have the right to save their lives. Religion should be personal and should not imply laws upon others. Clearly, this young girl did not do anything wrong, she simply was the victim of an illegal act. It is a shame that she also has to deal with more problems. Instead of encouraging her and helping her both physically and mentally, her Country obligated her of giving birth.
In the 21st Century, a country should not have the right to obligate a young girl who got raped to give birth to an unwanted child. Countries should not let religion rule their laws because it is not fair for people that are not religious to have to obey to these laws. Everyone is free to believe in whatever they want.
The young girl should have been aborted immediately according to the fact that both her and the fetus were in danger. It is totally unacceptable that a law is against the security of a young girl who got raped. Moreover, everyone should have the right to abort when they have been raped.Everyone should be able to decide if they follow religious rules or not. To abort or not should be a personal choice. In 2014, no country in the world should have the right to obligate their citizens to apply the laws of a religion. It his a shame that Chile is still doing it. Even though the majority of the population is very religious. It does not mean that everyone have to obey the law of the bible. It should be something personal. Ones should always have to right to abort. Especially in the case of a rape and to save his own life.