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Oh, for fuck’s SAKE.El Salvador Supreme Court Denies Pregnant Woman Life-Saving Abortion
Beatríz, the woman in question, is twenty-two. She has complications from lupus and kidney disease. She also has a fourteen-month-old son. The abortion is medically necessary because of her health conditions and because the fetus she’s carrying does not have a brain. She is not expected to survive delivery, and the fetus will die in a matter of hours after birth.
The Supreme Court just turned down her appeal because they couldn’t decide whether the right of a living woman to survive should prevail over the non-viable fetus’s. She has no other options now—that was her last chance.
“They [the Supreme Court] were not convinced this is the way… they are saying Beatriz is not in danger and she must pursue the natural way of delivery and we must see what happens,” said [Victor Hugo] Mata [Beatriz’s lawyer].
WE MUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
Oh, you mean in case Beatríz’s kidneys suddenly start working perfectly?
Or in case her lupus and the complications it causes vanish into the ether?
Or in case the fetus magically grows a brain?
Your Honors, what part of “this is not going to work even if you want it to” do you not understand?