Teen dies after abortion ban delays her chemo for leukemia – exactly the result desired by creeps like Paul Ryan

The mother of a pregnant leukemia patient who died after her chemotherapy was delayed over anti- abortion laws is accusing doctors of not putting her daughter’s health first.

The 16-year-old’s plight attracted worldwide attention after she had to wait for chemotherapy because of an abortion ban in the Dominican Republic.

Doctors were hesitant to give her chemotherapy because such treatment could terminate the pregnancy — a violation of the Dominican Constitution, which bans abortion. Some 20 days after she was admitted to the hospital, she finally started receiving treatment.

She died Friday, a hospital official said.

At the time the treatment started, Rosa Hernandez, the girl’s mother, said she tried to convince doctors and the Dominican government to make an exception so that her daughter’s life could be saved.

“My daughter’s life is first. I know that (abortion) is a sin and that it goes against the law … but my daughter’s health is first,” Hernandez said…

“They have killed me, I’m dead, dead. I’m nothing,” her mother said. ” She was the reason for my existence. I no longer live. Rosa has died. Let the world know that Rosa is dead.”

The patient was 13 weeks pregnant.

Exactly the kind of outcome required by religious nutballs whose blather about life never includes resistance to war, opposition to capital punishment – and especially important in a case like this one – the right of a woman to choose to save her own life.

I have nothing but contempt for these superstitious hypocrites. They lie to themselves, the world and their own children. They reject science and the ever-expanding history of individual liberty.

Theocrats haven’t the right under any modern democratic constitution to force their beliefs and practices upon everyone else in the nation. Paul Ryan doesn’t accept that. He wants you and me and everyone in the United States to obey his religion.

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3 comments

  1. raven's witch

    how utterly idiotic! just unbef*ckinglievable that this type of law is in place…those same government officials find plenty of loopholes for themselves though!!

  2. kizzylee

    what an awful situation and by doing this they not only killed the girl but the baby too which is what they purported not to do so they have become double killers and guilty of breaking their own law! they responsible for this and i dont know how they sleep at night :(

  3. moss

    The odd fool who believes everything Congressional pols say for the benefit of reelection continue to kneel in the direction of Ryan’s occasional vote for saving moms over fetuses – or zygotes. Our politicians do this kind of crap all the time exactly for rationales like this.

    In practice, Ryan pats himself on the back for being a loyal Catholic – and that means defending the papal edict that requires the death of a mother given a choice between the unborn and the living.

    More pandering to souls and other myths – and, of course, dogma.

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