Thursday, May 30, 2013

Judicial Death Panel Tells Young Woman She Must Die To Save Her Brain Dead Fetus . . .

This is precisely what the American Taliban has in store for women in this country:

MEXICO CITY — El Salvador’s highest court on Wednesday denied an appeal from a woman with a high-risk pregnancy to be allowed to undergo an abortion, upholding the country’s strict law banning abortion under any circumstances.
Beatriz, a 22-year-old woman who asked that her last name be withheld to protect her identity, has lupus and related complications that doctors say will get worse as the pregnancy, which is in its 26th week, continues, possibly leading to serious illness or even death.
Her fetus, which has anencephaly, a severe birth defect in which parts of the brain and skull are missing, has almost no chance of surviving after birth, leading her doctors to urge an abortion to protect Beatriz’s health before it deteriorates further.
But in a 4-to-1 ruling, the court cited the country’s legal “absolute impediment to authorize the practice of abortion,” and ruled that “the rights of the mother cannot be privileged over those” of the fetus.

Yes indeed - savor the glorious Christian humanity which just oozes from that judicial ruling above - "the rights of the mother cannot be privileged over those" of the fetus.  Never mind the professional medical prognosis that the aforementioned fetus will be dead on arrival - right your "honors?"

The Gadfly has no doubt that these decent Christian judges will piously, and with heavy heart, approve the state footing the bill for the young mother's funeral expenses when the time comes so that she may be buried along side the malformed, already clinically deceased fetus which, not unlike a ticking time bomb, presently festers in her womb.

Better start paying attention to this shit ladies -- the religious right in this country, whose tentacles weave deep in to the dank muck of right wing Republican politics, view this kind of judicial god role-playing as a model for what they would love to do to women's reproductive rights right here in the good old US of A.


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