El Salvador’s Supreme Court continues to debate a young mother’s request for a life-saving abortion. However, the President, Attorney General and other officials continue to stand idly on the sidelines.
Here’s what you should know about Beatriz:
• She has a one-year old son and is 23 weeks pregnant with an anencephalic baby.
• She has lupus, high blood pressure and is experiencing kidney problems
• 15 doctors have recommended an abortion
• Beatriz may not survive without this operation and is quickly running out of options.
This is cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment and it violates international human rights law.
Demand life-saving treatment for Beatriz in El Salvador now.
“I want to live,” Beatriz says.
All abortions are illegal in El Salvador. There are no exceptions.
Beatriz suffered serious complications during her previous pregnancy and has been diagnosed as being at high risk of pregnancy-related death if she continues with the pregnancy.
If doctors perform the abortion, they could face years in prison. So could Beatriz.
It’s Beatriz’s body — this is about her rights and her life. She needs your voice now to survive.There’s still time for the Salvadoran authorities to act and save Beatriz’s life. But that window of opportunity is swiftly closing.
Don’t let Salvadoran officials deny Beatriz her rights. Don’t let that decision end her life.
Women’s Human Rights Program
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