Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: public reason

  • Catholicism strikes back? The Problematic Secularization of Colombian Constitutional Discourse

    —Jorge González, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá) Since a 2006 ruling, the Colombian Constitutional Court has pushed towards the legalization of abortion. However the implementation has had its difficulties partly in light of the interpretation of the three cases in which abortion is permitted: when the mother’s health or life is in danger as a result of the pregnancy, when there is a serious condition of the fetus that makes his/her life untenable or when the pregnancy is a result of sexual abuse or assault, incest or a non-consensual artificial insemination.[1]