Intervention: Defense of the Superintendent of Health´s Letter 03/13 on Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy

Dejusticia intervened before the State Council to support the legality of the Superintendent of Health’s Letter 03 from 2013 on voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

Estimamos que la Circular no puede ser anulada pues ella es expresión de la facultad legal de la Superintendencia de “dar instrucciones”. Contrario, a lo que dice el demandante no es una forma de regulación de derechos fundamentales. Tan solo imparte instrucciones sobre obligaciones ya existentes de los prestadores de salud en relación con la IVE.
We consider that the Circular cannot be annulled, as “formulating instructions” is a valid expression of the legal powers of the Superintendent. Rather than regulating fundamental rights, as argued by the petitioner, we consider that the Circular merely provides instructions regarding pre-existing obligations of health services providers.


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