June 29, 2022

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Chile apologizes to contraceptive woman for being HIV positive | The world

State Chile He publicly apologized this Thursday (26) to a woman who was sterilized without permission after giving birth in a public hospital on the grounds that she was HIV positive.

The woman is called Francesca (her true identity is kept secret). He was diagnosed with HIV in 2002, at the age of 20, at a public hospital in Curitiba. During the surgical section, she was sterilized by doctors without her permission.

“Francisca should start by apologizing for the gross violation of his rights and the denial of justice, for which you should always wait.” ChileLeft-wing Gabriel Boric, as state representative, at a public function recognizing international responsibility at La Monet’s Presidential Palace.

“Don’t we know how many people like you?”, The president asked about cases that do not come to the public in situations such as maternity violence and discrimination.

Francisco’s lawsuit, which did not appear in court, was taken in 2009 to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo. To her complaint ..

In 2021, the Chile Signed the Peaceful Settlement Agreement, which acknowledges its international responsibility for human rights abuses in this case.

Carmen Martinez, of the American Center for Reproductive Rights, read a letter from Francisco during the event: “We, the HIV-positive, continue to be viewed with contempt.

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