infant mortality in Chile, Costa Rica and Cuba

Infant Mortality Rates

(per thousand live births)

Year Chile

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One Response to “infant mortality in Chile, Costa Rica and Cuba”

  1. Mr. Econotarian says:

    When you get down to a small number for infant mortality rates, the details of abortion policy begin to matter.

    In Chile, all abortion is illegal, period. Current penal laws consider a woman’s life to be subordinated to that of the fetus in gestation. In Costa Rica, abortion rights are severely restricted. Abortion has been legal in Cuba since 1965, and is allowed for medical reasons after the 10th week.

    So the achievement of a specific low infant mortality rate in Cuba is easier than Chile, because more fetuses that are medically complicated may be aborted in Cuba before being born.