Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Those Deadly Abortion Bans

Feministing looks at a sad example of the problem when you just ban, or more importantly let religion and politics dictate medicine.  Neither religion or politics give a damn about the reality faced by actual people.

In Nicaragua they have passed an absolute ban on abortion.  Now a young woman who is pregnant, has cancer.  But the way to treat will mean she will need an abortion first.  And that is illegal.  So she commits a crime, or she sits down and dies.  That would leave her living 10 year old daughter orphaned.

What's the politico-religious answer there?

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UPDATE: The coalition working on this case is asking individuals and organizations to take action. Head over to RH Reality Check to find out how you can help.

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