Maternal Health And Rights: How The New Abortion Bill Has Impacted Women's Reproductive Rights in Chile

University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

Abstract: Every woman has the right to have autonomy over their body. This thesis explores the theoretical basis of the consequences of being denied an abortion, where conscientious objection is a vital cause. Mapping consequences of being denied abortion services will show whether these are infringing women’s liberties and whether women are withheld from living a ‘good life’ , this will be determined based on the ‘capabilities approach’, through the capabilities of ‘life’, ‘bodily health’, ‘emotions’ and ‘control over one’s political and material environment’, the concepts applied includes: maternal mortality, conscientious objection, emotional consequences and the relation between citizenship participation and the right to autonomous decision-making.

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