“How far are we willing to go to? Jail,” said Ernesto Beruti, chief of obstetrics at the Austral University Hospital. “Even if the law is passed, I’m not going to eliminate the life of a human being. The most important right is the right to live.”
Under the abortion law, which came close to being passed, doctors may have been prosecuted for refusing to perform abortion. This had been unclear.
(But a week ago, August 9, after one house of the legislature had voted in favor of legalizing abortion, the other house rejected it, ending this attempt by those favoring abortion [some of whom rioted in the streets after this failure.])