Monday, February 22, 2010

Meanwhile, in Nicaragua

Remember that paradise of all forced birthers? Nicaragua has made all abortions illegal. No excuses. None.

And this is the nightmarish consequence:

Amalia (an alias), a 27-year old Nicaraguan woman with a 10-year-old daughter, has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

She is in the hospital and could be treated, but for one thing.

She is also pregnant.

And so Amalia cannot have aggressive radiation or chemotherapy, the treatments which would give her some chance of survival. And live she wants, for the sake of her ten-year-old child.

This just might be the most nightmarish aspect of the case: Without that aggressive treatment Amalia may not live long enough to bring the pregnancy to term.

I wonder if she will be given pain medications? Perhaps not as they might harm the fetus.