Five deputies from Libertad Avanza presented in Deputies a project to repeal the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) law that was approved in 2020. They thus intend to criminalize both people who have an abortion and the doctors who perform it.
Although the project was introduced 2 days ago, it can only be discussed in ordinary sessions starting March 1, unless the President includes it in the extraordinary agenda.
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The project was presented and signed by the national representative Rocío Belén Bonacci and representatives Lilia Lemoine, Oscar Zago, Benedit Beltrán, María Fernanda Araujo and Manuel Quintar also accompanied with their signatures.
What are the articles proposed in the project
The project has five articles. The first exposes the repeal of Law 27610 on Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE).
It also requests the repeal and modification of article 85 of the National Penal Code to include imprisonment or imprisonment of three to 10 years for those who perform an abortion on a woman without her consent, and the penalty would increase to 15 years if the woman dies
If the woman gives her consent, the doctor who performs the abortion could face between one and four years in prison and, if the patient dies, the sentence could be up to six years.
Article 4 of this project requests that article 86 of the National Penal Code be modified and include the “special disqualification for double the duration of the sentence, for doctors, surgeons, midwives or pharmacists who abuse their science or art. to cause abortion or cooperate in causing it. “Abortion caused by a qualified doctor with the consent of the pregnant woman and in order to avoid an imminent danger to the life of the mother is not punishable, provided that the danger cannot be avoided by other means.”
The fifth and last article of the project requests the modification of article 88 of the National Penal Code and that the following be established: “ARTICLE 88. – A woman who causes his own abortion or consents to someone else causing it. The attempt of the woman is not punishable. The judge may order that the woman be exempted from the sentence based on the reasons that prompted her to commit the crime, her subsequent attitude, and the nature of the fact.