Local February 24, 2023 | 6:00 pm

Minister for Women reiterates support in favor of the 3 causes

The position assumed by the Ministry of Women since the origin of the debate about the absolute criminalization or not of abortion in the new Penal Code has always been to approve a norm that guarantees the rights of women to decide between living or dying. This was stated this Friday by the head of the Ministry for Women, Mayra Jiménez, during an interview on the Despierta program with CDN, in which she also considered that the majority of the Dominican people favor the decriminalization of abortion in the circumstances provided for by the 3 causes.

“The majority of the people are in favor that when the life of the pregnant woman is at risk, she can decide; that if a girl or adolescent was raped and became pregnant due to that heinous act, her family has the possibility to analyze and decide. And if that family decides that that girl should continue with that painful pregnancy and that very special situation, no one is going to stop them. That is what it is about, deciding between living or dying, ”said Jiménez. However, she expressed that women have a very difficult time when it comes to legislation that places the rights of women at the center, a situation that she attributes to the fact that women are not yet fully aware of their human rights implications.

“We need, then, a Congress that is more committed to our rights, that can legislate from a gender perspective, so that we can move forward,” she added while noting that all political parties agree to leave out of the legislation human rights of women.

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Ramon Garcia
February 24, 2023 9:05 pm

No to abortion, no to the killing of innocents babies. This is a paid agenda.

Paul Tierney
February 27, 2023 9:59 am

The only way government should be involved with this volatile issue is to basically stay away. The engagement gov. should have is to rule medical professionals can be the administrators, guides of women’s needs, no back room hacks. Women should have the right to decide what to do for themselves without the intervention of politicians and/or Church. It should be private decision women can make to satisfy their own good conscience and possible relationship with high spiritual guide.