The decriminalisation of abortion in Colombia as cautionary tale.

Social movements, numbers and socio-technical struggles in the promotion of health as a right

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Este trabajo analiza la complejidad de las luchas contemporáneas por la salud colectiva en Colombia, analizando los esfuerzos de diferentes actores para inscribir el aborto como un asunto de salud pública y como un derecho humano. En 2006, la Corte Constitucional de Colombia (Sentencia C 355 de 2006) despenalizó parcialmente el aborto en circunstancias específicas. Este cambio en la regulación fue el resultado de la coordinación estratégica de organizaciones internacionales, investigadores y movimientos sociales de mujeres. Estos grupos produjeron una poderosa red de regulación internacional y datos epidemiológicos sobre la mortalidad y la carga de morbilidad del aborto, a fin de trasladar la discusión del campo moral a la salud pública y el derecho internacional. A pesar de la importancia de la sentencia en términos de derechos civiles, diez años después del reglamento no hay claridad sobre su impacto. Los sectores conservadores dentro del gobierno han limitado la operación de la regulación, a través de la obtención de reglas intrincadas para hospitales y proveedores de cuidado. Por otra parte, los datos sobre abortos seguros son débiles y precarios. Recientemente, grupos que se oponen al aborto han aprovechado esta debilidad para socavar el impacto de la despenalización y para criticar la justificación de la legalización del aborto como cuestión de salud pública.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
PublicaciónGlobal Public Health
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