The protection of professional secrecy in abortion cases is a fundamental guarantee for women to exercise their right to terminate a pregnancy. If doctors continue to violate professional secrecy and report on abortion cases, women will continue to be subjected to an inhumane dilemma, having to choose between prison or death.
In light of the inaccurate impressions, misinterpretations and half-truths that are circulating, we consider it necessary to clarify what the Government and the ex-guerrilla of the FARC-EP really agreed on, and how those commitments are being implemented.
In 1956, the scientist Clair Patterson warned that there was an excess of lead in the environment linked to industrial production. Patterson was accused of fundamentalism for warning about the health-related dangers of this metal, just as it happens today with some industries that dismiss scientific evidence.