The Politics of Abortion in Latin America

By: Friday July 19, 2013 7:00 pm

In light of the recent case of Beatriz, a 22-year-old Salvadoran woman and mother of a toddler, who, while suffering from lupus and kidney failure and carrying an anencephalic fetus, was denied the right to an abortion, it is relevant to discuss the restrictive abortion laws in Latin America and some of the reasons behind them.


An Abortion by Any Other Name: Beatriz and the Global Anti-Choice Spin Machine

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 12:10 pm

Yesterday in El Salvador, Beatriz (a pseudonym) had an abortion. The Catholic Church and the international anti-choice movement are desperate to deny this reality, so the anti-choice spin machine is in high gear, engaging in linguistic gymnastics to suggest otherwise.

And much of the media is taking the bait.

Salvadoran Supreme Court Denies Beatriz Her Right to Life

By: Thursday May 30, 2013 5:28 pm

In a stunning decision made worse by the length of time it took to be handed down, the Supreme Court of El Salvador gave a young woman a death sentence on Wednesday by denying “permission” for an abortion needed to save her life.

Lila Rose Thinks You Should Accompany Your Dead Baby To Heaven

By: Thursday May 30, 2013 12:08 pm

I should add that Beatriz has a fourteen month-old son whom she will be leaving behind.

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