After the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) decided unanimously that no woman can be criminalized for deciding to abort in Coahuila, the College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Saltillo recognizes that the union has divided opinions.
Although the unconstitutionality recognizes the violation of the human rights of the local penal code, there are divided positions from a medical point of view, according to what Dr. Atenas Rodríguez, director of the college, announced.
“The position of the College is diverse, it is made up of many doctors and among them there are conscientious objectors and non-objectors,” said the director.
The decriminalization of abortion that recognizes the freedom of women and pregnant people to decide on the interruption of unwanted pregnancy imposes, according to the College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, the obligation of the states to guarantee care whether a person wants to continue with your pregnancy or if you want to end it.
She said that the city still does not have the conditions or the infrastructure required to carry out this type of procedure, the same reason why many women travel to the city. Mexico City to have an abortion under all the conditions of sanitary security that are required.
On the other hand, he indicated that it is necessary to respect the right of doctors to conscientious objection, since there is a certain sector that could refuse to provide services if they violate its ethical and moral principles.
This scoop refers to “the refusal to provide health services because it is believed that an injustice is committed when an abortion is performed.”
However, the denial of sexual and reproductive health services through the use of conscientious objection could involve deliberate acts of discrimination, particularly in the case of women belonging to vulnerable groups.
The General Health Law appeals in favor of conscientious objection whose prerogative can only be applied by health personnel and the employing institutions cannot discriminate against health professionals who identify themselves as conscientious objectors regarding the services that they provide.