This video says about itself:
22 August 2017
After years of debate, Chile’s Constitutional Court has approved a law to legalise abortion in some circumstances.
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Judges finally overturn Pinochet dictatorship’s assault on the right to choose
Despite the majority vote in Congress and widespread public support for the Bill, right-wing MPs filed two requests for review before the tribunal, claiming the law would violate the constitutional guarantee of “protection of the unborn.”
Judges voted six to four on Monday to dismiss both requests and uphold the constitutionality of the new law, handing victory to President Michelle Bachelet, whose government championed the Bill.
“What has prevailed is tolerance and that every woman may make decisions based on her values, religion, principles or real options.
“Today I am proud to say we have fulfilled a fundamental commitment of our government to the women in our country.
“It has been a long battle, fought with the weapons of democracy and dialogue, overcoming barriers and prejudice that prevented hundreds of women in the past from alleviating their suffering.”
Abortion was allowed in some circumstances under Chile’s 1931 health code and hospitals interpreted the maternal harm provision liberally under President Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government to offer virtual termination on demand, but this was outlawed in 1989 under the Washington-installed dictatorship.
The dictatorship, backed by the Catholic Church, argued that abortion was no longer necessary because of advances in modern medicine.
Legislators have introduced over a dozen bills to partly legalise abortion since 1991, but all have been shelved or rejected.
Until now, Chile was one of four countries in the Americas that banned abortion under all circumstances.
This video. om how the situation was until this recent decision, says about itself:
Chile: where all abortion is illegal
14 August 2015
Special report from Chile on the young girls who are forced to go through with pregnancies even if it’s the result of incest or rape, or to buy illegal abortion pills on the black market. Guillermo Galdos reports from Chile – which has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.