Revista chilena de derecho
versión On-line ISSN 0718-3437
OSSANDON WIDOW, María Magdalena. ABORTION AND JUSTIFICATION . Rev. chil. derecho [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.2, pp.325-369. ISSN 0718-3437. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-34372012000200006.
The article discusses the various posibilities of justification of abortion, particualarly in relation to the state of necessity as it has been enshrined in the new article 10 N° 11 of the Penal Code. This purpose is done studying the various ways that the state of necessity can assume, which may be justificatory or exculpatory; defensive or aggressive. All are analyzed in relation to the particular characteristics of the crime of abortion in response to the constitutional, criminal and sanitary regulation that is applicable
Palabras clave : abortion; therapeutic abortion; defense of necessity; defense of quasi-self-defense.