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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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Is the Life and Health of a Young, Rural Woman of Any Value in El Salvador?

It cannot but be concluded that the life and health of a young, rural woman had no value under the law in El Salvador. Can the rest of the world remain indifferent?

It cannot but be concluded that the life and health of a young, rural woman had no value under the law in El Salvador. Can the rest of the world remain indifferent?

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Salvadoran Government Ordered to Provide Beatriz Access to Life-Saving Care

In a welcome progression of events, The Interamerican Human Rights Court in San Jose, Costa Rica, the highest human rights court in the Americas, today handed down a decision ordering the government of El Salvador to provide Beatriz with an abortion.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest human rights court in the Americas, handed down Thursday a decision ordering the government of El Salvador to provide Beatriz access to health care that could save her life.

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Urgent: Help Beatriz Fight for Her Life

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The news is getting worse, not better. Beatriz has been denied a life-saving abortion. Will you help?

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Why Is El Salvador Letting a Woman Die?

A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate.

The only reasonable explanation for the public stand-off is that Beatriz and other resource-poor women are politically expendable, and that crossing the Catholic Church is seen as worse than being hung out in the press as inhumane.

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In El Salvador, a Country Awaits the Supreme Court Decision on Beatriz’s Life

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As people take to the streets in support of Beatriz, pressure is mounting on the Supreme Court of El Salvador to finally make a decision granting Beatriz a life-saving abortion. Meanwhile, Beatriz’s mother pleads for her daughter’s life.

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Respecting Beatriz’s Freedom of Conscience

Let us remember what Jesus Christ said in the Gospels: the law was made for human beings; human beings are not made for the law. The law which penalizes abortion is cruel and inhuman, as it condemns many women to death.

At a time when religious extremists around the globe have repackaged their efforts to undermine reproductive rights within a call for greater protection for religious liberty, will the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice respect Beatriz’s freedom of conscience?

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BREAKING: 45,000 Worldwide Call on El Salvador to Save Beatriz

More than 45,000 people in the United States and internationally are demanding that Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador, immediately authorize doctors to perform an abortion to save the life of Beatriz, a 22-year old woman and mother of a toddler.

More than 45,000 people in the United States and internationally are demanding that Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador, immediately authorize doctors to perform an abortion to save the life of Beatriz, a 22-year old woman and mother of a toddler.

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Human Rights Bodies Call on El Salvador to Provide Life-Saving Abortion

International human rights bodies are urging the government of El Salvador to act to save Beatriz. Please add your voice.

International human rights bodies are urging the government of El Salvador to act to save Beatriz. Please add your voice.

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