12 deputies strongly against therapeutic abortion have banned together threatening to stop approving projects important to the Executive Branch if the President advances the therapeutic abortion rule.
This law would allow certain doctors to perform abortions only in cases where the mother’s life or health is at risk and there is no other way to stop the risk. Additionally, the woman would have to consent in order for it to be done.
Rumor has it that President Carlos Alvarado is planning to sign the bill very soon, something these deputies believe to be unconstitutional and out of the scope of his power.
They considered meeting with him privately but chose to first take this public stand threatening to approve projects as a means for him to take them seriously. They say they stand for the right to life of both the mother and child. It is unclear how they believe they would be protecting the mother’s right to life if by denying her an abortion her life is at risk.