Chile: Return of Pro-Life President Piñera

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Past pro-life president Sebastian Piñera was elected to serve a new term beginning in March 2018 following the term of pro-abortion President Michele Bachelet who oversaw the legalization of abortion in Chile. Piñera, who in the past has been recognized for his pro-life stand, has vowed that the “state …

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Chile: Court Approves Law Legalizing Abortion

Editor’s note. The appeared on in the September digital edition of National Right to Life News. It is excerpted from a post written by the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI). Please share the contents of this 37-page-long issue with pro-life family and friends using your social media outlets. The Constitutional Court of Chile has …

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Chile abandons complete ban on abortion, pro-abortionists complain changes don’t go far enough

By Dave Andrusko Surprise, surprise, pro-abortionists are dissatisfied with changes that liberalized Chile’s very protective abortion laws. On August 3, the nation’s Chamber of Deputies voted to allow abortion when a woman’s life is in danger, when the unborn child has a negative prenatal diagnosis, or when a pregnancy results from rape. The vote was …

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Chile passes law to allow abortions, measure’s constitutionality will be determined by Constitutional Tribunal

By Dave Andrusko Outgoing Socialist Chilean President Michelle Bachelet made changing her nation’s protective abortion laws a major priority, once she was elected for a second time in 2013. She stands on the brink of a breakthrough–or perhaps not. On Wednesday, the nation’s Chamber of Deputies voted to allow abortion when a woman’s life is …

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Surprise Pro-Life Win in Chile

Editor’s note. This analysis was provided by PNCI—The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. The legalization of abortion in Chile- which bans all abortion and has the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America-was stopped by one vote. The stunning pro-life victory surprised observers, except those knelling in prayer and praying for victory. The win took …

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Chile was on the brink of legalizing abortion before one vote miraculously stopped it

By Gualberto Garcia Jones, Esq VALPARAISO, Chile, July 25, 2017 — A political miracle occurred last week when all seemed lost for Chile’s pro-life movement. In March 2016, Chile’s lower chamber voted to legalize abortion by the comfortable margin of 66 to 44. Since then, massive rallies, protests, and public debate have gripped the South …

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OAS: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Hearing on Bill to Legalize Abortion in Chile

Editor’s update. This comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held a hearing on legislation in Chile to overturn the law banning all abortions. The hearing was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the request of US-based Center for Reproductive Rights and Chilean NGOs Miles Chile and …

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Will their heartbeats stop the violence?

By Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D Editor’s note. I just ran across this powerful post. The International Day of Nonviolence occurred earlier this month, but the message of these women’s solidarity and the ingenious manner in which they demonstrated it, is worth reposting. On October 2nd, the International Day of Non-Violence, a Chilean feminist movement led one …

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Law to weaken protective abortion law in Chile passes lower house

By Dave Andrusko A bill to change Chile’s firm pro-life abortion laws, introduced by the government of Socialist President Michelle Bachelet, has passed the lower house of Congress by a vote of 66-44. According to EWTN News/CNA, the bill, which passed last week, “now passes to the Senate, where analysts believe it may also pass.” …

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Newly Elected Chilean Government Turns Back on That Nation’s Most Vulnerable

  By Rai Rojas Editor’s note. This ran on Rai’s blog Tuesday. There is a truth universally acknowledged that elections have consequences, and earlier this morning that truth was made manifest during national reports at the United Nations 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD) being held at UN Headquarters in Manhattan. Chile has a …

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Chile and Ireland, where motherhood really is safe

What makes these two countries so similar in matters of maternal health and abortion? By Elard Koch What makes Chile and Ireland similar countries in matters of maternal health and abortion? In September 2012 I had the invaluable opportunity to participate as a member of the Committee on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare, convened in Dublin …

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