Pregnant teen dies after abortion ban delays her chemo treatment for leukemia - CNN.com
The mother of a pregnant leukemia patient who died after her chemotherapy was delayed over anti- abortion laws is accusing doctors of not putting her daughter's health first. The 16-year-old's plight attracted worldwide attention after she had to wait for chemotherapy because of an abortion ban in the Dominican Republic.
Doctors were hesitant to give her chemotherapy because such treatment could terminate the pregnancy -- a violation of the Dominican Constitution, which bans abortion. Some 20 days after she was admitted to the hospital, she finally started receiving treatment.
She died Friday, a hospital official said.
Thank god we dont do this here in America.
This is exactly why the core of the abortion debate is Woman's rights VS ZEFs rights. Anybody that denies that just isnt grasping reality.
This is way I said if you grant person hood at conception it turns the woman in to a second class citizen for 9 months and she loses her rights, freedoms, and liberties.
Now personally the article doesnt have enough info and theres nothing that says she factually died from not getting treatment but I would NEVER want the government treating women like this and taking their rights away and denying them needed treatments because it might impact the ZEF.
Abortion isnt a "pretty" reality but its a reality none less and this is why I personally side with womans rights over ZEF rights. One has to be picked, cant have equal rights in this situation.