A 22 year old woman in El Salvador is carrying a 20 week old anencephalic foetus. She suffers from Lupus erythematosus discoid and acute renal failure.
The doctors in charge of her have repeatedly said she will not survive the pregnancy, but in El Salvador, thanks to a law passed in the 90s, no woman may interrumpt her pregancy, under whatever circumstance, no exception. The penalty for this is 50 years of jailtime for the woman and 12 for the doctor who perform it.
More than 20 days ago, the Salvadoran COMission for human Rights has petitoned the government for an exemption from the law, to no avail.
What a disgraceful situation. And they pride themsevels in being one of the "better" countries in Central America. What are they expecting, for the woman to die, put her on life support and carry to term an anencephalic product?
[Edited 2013-05-02 18:56:01]