Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Columbia liberalizes Abortion Ban
I'm still holding out hope that Ohio's wingnut theocrats/ Repukes will be smakced down hardcore, and here is a sign of intelligent life... NO, it is NOT in Ohio or even in the US. It is Third World nation Columbia (via GuttmacherOrg): "The Constitutional Crt of Colombia legalized abortion in cases of rape, endangerment to the woman’s life or health and conditions that would result in fetal death. At the time of the ruling, Colombia had one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, banning the procedure under all circumstances. Research shows that restrictive abortion policies do not reduce high rates of abortion, but simply make them unsafe. One in four pregnancies in Colombia end in abortion, and nearly 30% of women seeking abortions suffer complications. Conversely, in countries like the US where abortion is both legal and safe, women seek abortions earlier in pregnancy, are attended by skilled medical professionals and rarely suffer complications... UNTIL, of course, the wingnut theocrats get involved and want rapists to become proud papas and force females to have Third World reproductive healthcare services.