Gavel: Constitutional Court punishes a health administrator for failing to provide an abortion to a minor

In Sentence T-841 de 2011 the Constitutional Court decides to punish a Health Administrator for failing to provide an abortion to a minor, despite the fact that said procedure would have fallen under one of the circumstances of legal abortion in Colombia. The Court holds that Health Administrators have an obligation to provide legal abortion services. (Colombia, Constiutional Court, 2011-11-03)

The decision was taken by Judges:

  • Humberto Sierra Porto
  • María Victoria Calle Correa
  • Luis Ernesto Vargas Silva

Get more from this and other decisions at http://www.womenslinkworldwide.org/wlw/new.php?modo=premios

(If you want to read this post in Spanish)

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