July 13, 2017

Urgent Action: Senate To Vote On Weakened Draft Abortion law (Chile: UA 161.17)


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The Chilean Senate has begun discussing a proposed law aimed at decriminalizing abortion under specific circumstances, and is set to vote on the law next week. However, the draft law includes worrying amendments that would restrict possible access to legal abortion and sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls, putting their lives and well-being at risk.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Expressing your profound concern that the lives and well-being of women and girls in Chile would continue to be threatened if the proposed amendments to the draft “Law Regulating the Decriminalization of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy in Three Causes” were to be approved;
  • Urging legislators to reject the proposed amendments to the draft law or any others that further weaken the bill;
  • Calling on legislators to adopt a Law that ensures women and girls have full and unrestricted access to abortion and other related sexual and reproductive health services in cases where pregnancy poses a risk to the life or the physical or mental health of a pregnant woman or girl, in cases where the foetus will be unable to survive outside the womb, and in cases where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

Contact these two officials by 24 August, 2017:

President of the Senate
Senador Andrés Zaldívar
Congreso Nacional de Chile
Avenida Pedro Montt s/n
Valparaíso, Chile
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. Senator / Estimado Sr. Senador

Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes
Embassy of the Republic of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Tel: 202 785 1746 OR 202 530 4114
Fax: 202 887 5579
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador / Estimado Embajador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 161.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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