The center will appeal to the Nicaraguan human rights council and the Supreme Court, arguing that the law violates a women’s right to life.
Think about that sentence for a minute…..
Has it sunk in?
A woman’s right to life
Who would ever have imagined in the year 2006 almost 2007 that we would be debating whether or not a woman’s life was worth saving.
Nicaragua has decided to enter the debate. Resolved that a fetus, even a dead one, takes precedence over a woman.
The public prosecutor for crimes against women is investigating whether doctors fearful of punishment even before the newly-passed abortion law had gone into effect stood by while Jazmina del Carmen Bojorge, 18, died from complications to her pregnancy.
Bojorge was awaiting her second child when she and her 5-month-old fetus died this month in a public hospital in Managua. Bojorge’s family says they took her to a hospital when she complained of limb pains and weakness. When her condition worsened, doctors say they determined her fetus was dead, but Bojorge went into shock before they could save her.
Ana Isela Vega, who was three months pregnant when she suffered a miscarriage this month, was refused the necessary procedure to evacuate her uterus in a public hospital in the city of León, said Marta María Blandón, Central America director of Ipas. According to Blandón, the doctors worried they could not operate for legal reasons. Under pressure from women’s groups who explained that the law did not forbid removing an already-deceased fetus, the doctors finally operated.
Of course we know that anti choice types only create these types of laws because of their great love of children.
Asked in an interview this month about the case of an 8-year-old Nicaraguan who was raped in 2002 and whose family fought successfully to get her a legal abortion the following year, Navarro replied, “If a 9-year-old is raped, she should have the baby, because that child has rights.”
I’m guessing he wasn’t talking about the 8 year old child.
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