But at least “Beatriz” got a C-section at last.
Health Minister Maria Isabel Rodriguez said the baby had died five hours after the C-section.
Doctors decided the procedure had become necessary when the woman started having contractions on Sunday night, Ms Rodriguez said.
She insisted that the medical intervention did not contravene the court ruling.
Under the ruling, she said, “mother had to be given all the necessary protection to save her life, while analysing how long one could wait and do the utmost to save the baby’s life”.
For no reason since the baby had no brain and would not survive more than a few hours no matter what. One should not have waited one single second.
A medical committee at her maternity hospital, the Ministry of Health and rights groups had supported her request to terminate her pregnancy.
But the Supreme Court argued that the “the rights of the mother cannot take precedence over those of the unborn child or vice versa, and that there is an absolute bar to authorising an abortion” under the Salvadoran constitution.
El Salvador banned all types of abortion in 1999. The sentence for doctors and women violating that ban is 50 years in prison.
There’s just no punishment harsh enough for women, is there.