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Costa Rica – Call to action to help Aurora

There have been many Savitas in Latin America, where some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws are found. It is rare that their individual names or circumstances are heard. Costa Rican campaigners are spreading the word about Aurora in the hope that international pressure can force their government to relent and recognise her right to terminate her pregnancy. Please, please help them accomplish this.

European Pro-Choice Network

via http://www.colectiva-cr.com/node/180

Aurora is a 32-year old Costa Rican woman. She has a university degree, a job that she likes, a good relationship, and after months of trying, she is finally pregnant.    However, at 8 weeks of pregnancy, the doctors informed her that the fetus has multiple severe malformations that would not allow it to survive outside the uterus, including severe scoliosis, decreased level of amniotic fluid, and a complete absence of abdominal wall which leaves the internal organs such as the liver and intestines outside of the body. She has had many more exams since, which have all confirmed the original diagnosis of a nonviable pregnancy. 

A little after her first appointment, Aurora started experiencing strong abdominal and back pain that prevent her from working. The circumstances of the pregnancy are seriously affecting her physical and emotional health. Aurora has indicated that “in addition to the physical pain…

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About Wendy Lyon

Fighting a lonely battle for evidence-based policy and the proper use of apostrophes.

2 responses »

  1. Hi Wendy

    I put it on Indy and sent it out on lists. Its important to keep up the Intrernational struggle as well as the Irish one.

    Rgds

    Pat

    Reply

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