Topic: Family

A Critically Ill Woman Could Go To Jail For Getting A Lifesaving Abortion

A Critically Ill Woman Could Go To Jail For Getting A Lifesaving Abortion

According to Amnesty International, a critically ill woman in El Salvador could go to jail if she gets an abortion to save her life. The woman, known as Beatriz, is experiencing health problems stemming from the pregnancy related to her kidney disease and lupus. Despite the fact that the hospital treating her requested legal permission from the government for Beatriz to abort months ago (she is now four and a half months pregnant) none has been granted. More »