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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-12 03:24 AM
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"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." But, Santo Domingo gets to play God.
Anti-choice laws in Dominican Republic may decide who lives and who dies.

I thought that was God's prerogative?

This is why Republican SCOTUS appointee Sandra Day O'Connor never voted to uphold an anti-choice law that did not have an exception for the health of the mother.

Dominican Republic abortion ban stops treatment for pregnant teen with cancer
By Rafael Romo, Senior Latin American Affairs Editor
updated 2:13 AM EDT, Wed July 25, 2012

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CNN) -- In the Dominican Republic, a ban on abortion is preventing a teenage girl from receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease.

At the Semma Hospital in the captial city of Santo Domingo, a 16-year-old girl is dying of acute leukemia. Doctors say the girl, whose name is being withheld to protect her privacy, needs an aggressive chemotherapy treatment. But there's one problem: the teenager is nine weeks pregnant and treatment would very likely terminate the pregnancy, a violation of Dominican anti-abortion laws.

Rosa Hernandez, the girl's mother, is trying to convince doctors and the Dominican government to make an exception so that her daughter's life can be saved. "My daughter's life is first. I know that is a sin and that it goes against the law ... but my daughter's health is first," Hernandez said.

Life is inviolate. Except for the lives of females who commit the unforgivable sin of becoming pregnant. Then again, we don't really want the using contraception, either. So, having sex becomes an offense with a death penalty for this 16 year old. Funny, Santo Domingo abolished the death penalty, too. So, she could have stayed alive if she had killed someone. Just not if she had sex while fertile.
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