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 Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?

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PostSubject: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:20 am

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At 18 years old, a woman known as “Guadalupe” was in the middle of her second pregnancy, in 2007. She already had a child and she worked as a housekeeper for a wealthy family in El Salvador.

One day, while working, Guadalupe suddenly collapsed. She was rushed to a public health clinic and doctors informed her that she had suffered a miscarriage. But despite the fact that doctors couldn’t find any evidence that Guadalupe terminated her pregnancy on purpose, they called the police and had her arrested anyway so they wouldn’t be held criminally liable.

Unlike in America, abortion in El Salvador is totally illegal and even natural miscarriages result in severe punishment.

Guadalupe was interrogated without being granted legal representation, and she was quickly tried and found guilty of homicide. The judge sentenced her to 30 years in prison. After exhausting every appeal possible, her only chance to regain her freedom rested with El Salvador’s legislature. But instead of the pardon everyone expected, the right-wing party fiercely opposed the effort and the measure failed by a single vote. That means Guadalupe will remain in prison for the next 23 years

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Should people go to prison for having abortions?
What about a miscarriage?
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PostSubject: Re: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:20 am

That's so disturbing to hear they can do that in another country! :(


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PostSubject: Re: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:29 am

Wow, that is awful. I don't believe in abortions but I don't think it's my place to dictate what others can do with their bodies. I am grateful that I live in a country where I can make those decisions for myself and not have to worry about going to jail for something that my body did naturally.
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PostSubject: Re: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:39 pm

Thats just awful. Thankfully we dont have that here! If so i'd probably be permanently locked up! I've had 6 miscarriages over the years. :(
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PostSubject: Re: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:00 pm

That is horrifying! Holy crap! I mean that is the body doing it, not the fault of the mother! Omg!
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PostSubject: Re: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:40 pm

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Republicans across the country have openly called for outlawing all forms of abortion, including miscarriages. In Kansas, conservatives attached an amendment to House Bill 2613 last Spring that would create “mandatory reporting requirements for miscarriages that occur at medical facilities or for the physician who sees a woman immediately following a miscarriage.” In short, women would have their names entered into a database if they have a miscarriage.

Sounds frighteningly similar to what happened to Guadalupe in El Salvador, doesn’t it? But Kansas is hardly the only red state to seek such measures.

In 2011, Georgia Republicans sought a law requiring law enforcement to investigate miscarriages that hospitals would be required to report to them. Again, this sounds just like what is happening in El Salvador.

Tennessee Republicans tried to do the exact same thing in 2012 with a bill that would have required the persecution of women who have miscarriages and would have criminalized them, natural or not. And then Tennessee Republicans actually made criminalizing miscarriages a horrific reality.

Mississippi is also poised to prosecute women who have miscarriages and stillbirths. And many red states have actually done this. Louisiana, Utah, and Florida have all punished women just for having a miscarriage. And there are 800 such cases like this that have happened in America, which has had legal abortion since 1973, when the Supreme Court made its ruling in the landmark Roe v. Wade.

If such laws are enacted in the United States, hundreds of thousands of women could be arrested and imprisoned every year just for having a miscarriage. Approximately 500,000 pregnancies result in a miscarriage every year in the US. Should we investigate and prosecute each woman who has one? Not only is such an idea ridiculous, it’s a violation of privacy and a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. This is precisely why only “all persons born” have constitutional rights. Because these kinds of laws would punish women for natural miscarriages that are no fault of their own and would punish women who actually make the personal choice to end a pregnancy. They would punish women for making decisions concerning their own bodies and reproductive health.

This is part of the same article.
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PostSubject: Re: Prison For Miscarriages and Abortions?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:20 pm

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Republicans across the country have openly called for outlawing all forms of abortion, including miscarriages. In Kansas, conservatives attached an amendment to House Bill 2613 last Spring that would create “mandatory reporting requirements for miscarriages that occur at medical facilities or for the physician who sees a woman immediately following a miscarriage.” In short, women would have their names entered into a database if they have a miscarriage.

Sounds frighteningly similar to what happened to Guadalupe in El Salvador, doesn’t it? But Kansas is hardly the only red state to seek such measures.

In 2011, Georgia Republicans sought a law requiring law enforcement to investigate miscarriages that hospitals would be required to report to them. Again, this sounds just like what is happening in El Salvador.

Tennessee Republicans tried to do the exact same thing in 2012 with a bill that would have required the persecution of women who have miscarriages and would have criminalized them, natural or not. And then Tennessee Republicans actually made criminalizing miscarriages a horrific reality.

Mississippi is also poised to prosecute women who have miscarriages and stillbirths. And many red states have actually done this. Louisiana, Utah, and Florida have all punished women just for having a miscarriage. And there are 800 such cases like this that have happened in America, which has had legal abortion since 1973, when the Supreme Court made its ruling in the landmark Roe v. Wade.

If such laws are enacted in the United States, hundreds of thousands of women could be arrested and imprisoned every year just for having a miscarriage. Approximately 500,000 pregnancies result in a miscarriage every year in the US. Should we investigate and prosecute each woman who has one? Not only is such an idea ridiculous, it’s a violation of privacy and a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. This is precisely why only “all persons born” have constitutional rights. Because these kinds of laws would punish women for natural miscarriages that are no fault of their own and would punish women who actually make the personal choice to end a pregnancy. They would punish women for making decisions concerning their own bodies and reproductive health.

This is part of the same article.

That's completely ridiculous and people will fight that. You can't control a miscarriage and they can't control your body. That's just an example of idiotic politicians and religious fanatics spewing garbage ideas and trying to control women.
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