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El Salvador: Catholic church targets another victim

May 31, 2013

Run away, Beatriz, while you still can.

El Salvador’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against allowing a young woman to have an abortion, which her doctors and lawyers argue is necessary to save her life.

“We cannot appeal the case because this was the last step, the Supreme Court,” said Victor Hugo Mata, Beatriz’s lawyer, in a telephone interview with, after the decision was taken at 5 p.m. ET.

The mother of one, who goes by the name Beatriz to protect her identity, risks losing her life and that of her unborn baby, because of El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws.

CBS News

UPDATE: Beatriz is alive and well after a Caesarian section, no thanks to the Catholic Church.


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