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Groups Sue Government of El Salvador Over Treatment of Beatriz, Criminalization of Abortion

On December 2, a group of organizations launched a campaign in support Beatriz that will run through December 10, International Human Rights Day.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Beatriz with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission against the government of El Salvador for violations of women’s human rights.

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No Longer a Front-Page Story, ‘Beatriz’ Continues to Struggle From Denial of Abortion Care

The story of “Beatriz,” the 22-year-old woman caught in the firestorm of the abortion conflict in El Salvador, continues.

The story of “Beatriz,” the 22-year-old woman caught in the firestorm of the abortion conflict in El Salvador, no longer appears on the front pages of the country’s newspapers nor on TV nightly news. Beatriz, however, continues to struggle daily.

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The Politics of Abortion in Latin America

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk.

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk. Here’s why.

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‘We Are Beatriz’: These Are Our Stories

Debra Hauser speaks at the Vigil today, June 11th 2013.

For months Beatriz was denied the care that could save her life. Her story is her own, yet it is also ours. We are Beatriz.

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‘We Are Beatriz’: Supporting Beatriz, and All the Women Like Her Around the Globe

Jessica González-Rojas speaks at the Vigil today, June 11th 2013.

Beatriz’s struggle to protect her health, live with human dignity, and find justice in a dark time—that struggle is one we cannot forget. The sad reality is, it is also a struggle that is all too common for women across the globe.

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Do Religious Restrictions Force Doctors to Commit Malpractice?

Across the U.S., religious healthcare corporations are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that sometimes pit standard medical practice against theology.

Across the United States, religious health-care corporations are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that sometimes pit standard medical practice against theology.

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Human Rights Experts Call on El Salvador to Review Harsh Abortion Laws

Amnesty International marches on behalf of Beatriz's life, May 29 in El Salvador.

In May, the same group of experts urged the government of El Salvador to act swiftly to provide a safe abortion for Beatriz, the 22-year-old woman whose pregnancy was finally terminated via hysterotomy abortion earlier this week.

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

Protest for Beatriz's life in El Salvador, May 29.

The Catholic Church and the international anti-choice movement are desperate to deny that Beatriz did, in fact, have an abortion. And much of the media is taking the bait.

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Beatriz Case Reveals Catholic Hierarchy’s War on Women

In a scathing report released yesterday on the Holy See’s adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an aggressive UN committee knocked the Holy See off the high ground.

The church fathers’ refusal to ordain women priests or to sanction the use of contraception suggests that contempt for women drives the draconian abortion doctrine they’d like to put into law across the globe.

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