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Chilean Health Minister Reply

JULY, 2013: Chilean Health Minister Dr. Jaime Menalich Muxi responds to a letter from the GJC requesting that he allow an 11-year-old rape victim to have a life-saving abortion.

This letter states that though the pregnancy is risky, he cannot grant her an abortion because it is against the law.

This is a translated version of the letter.

Read GJC's original letter here.

Read the original version of the Chilean Health Minister's response letter (in Spanish) here.

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Tags: Abortion, Sexual Violence & Rape, CEDAW, Security Council Resolutions, US Abortion Restrictions, Gender Equality, Reproductive Rights, United Nations, Human Rights Council, United Nations, CEDAW