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Ensenadan to be prosecuted for abortion

Three Misoprostol tablets found in the woman’s vagina

Pro-abortion protesters claim the right to decide for themselves
Pro-abortion protesters claim the right to decide for themselves

A young Ensenada woman faces up to five years in prison after physicians at the city’s general hospital reported her to authorities for allegedly using pills to provoke an abortion.

Abortion remains illegal in Baja California except in cases of rape, an illness that would put the mother’s life at risk, artificial insemination performed without a woman’s consent, or if the abortion is the result of an accident. Otherwise, the law provides for punishment of one to five years in prison for a woman convicted of obtaining an abortion and for anyone who assists her.

According to the daily newspaper La Jornada Baja California, the 23-year-old woman, who was not identified, went to Ensenada General Hospital on January 3rd “in a poor state of health” seeking medical attention. Physicians who examined her discovered three abortion-inducing Misoprostol tablets in the woman’s vagina and reported their finding to hospital authorities, who then reported the woman to state prosecutors.

Use of the pills resulted in “the expulsion of a baby of 18 weeks’ gestation,” the newspaper reported.

Charges were filed against the woman on January 5th. A judge released her without bail and she is scheduled for a hearing on March 10th.

Between January and November of 2017, Baja California authorities opened 72 investigations against women suspected of illegal abortions, La Jornada reported.

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A young Ensenada woman faces up to five years in prison after physicians at the city’s general hospital reported her to authorities for allegedly using pills to provoke an abortion.

Abortion remains illegal in Baja California except in cases of rape, an illness that would put the mother’s life at risk, artificial insemination performed without a woman’s consent, or if the abortion is the result of an accident. Otherwise, the law provides for punishment of one to five years in prison for a woman convicted of obtaining an abortion and for anyone who assists her.

According to the daily newspaper La Jornada Baja California, the 23-year-old woman, who was not identified, went to Ensenada General Hospital on January 3rd “in a poor state of health” seeking medical attention. Physicians who examined her discovered three abortion-inducing Misoprostol tablets in the woman’s vagina and reported their finding to hospital authorities, who then reported the woman to state prosecutors.

Use of the pills resulted in “the expulsion of a baby of 18 weeks’ gestation,” the newspaper reported.

Charges were filed against the woman on January 5th. A judge released her without bail and she is scheduled for a hearing on March 10th.

Between January and November of 2017, Baja California authorities opened 72 investigations against women suspected of illegal abortions, La Jornada reported.

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This is the near past the far-right is steadily dragging our country back into. Except they want to eliminate any basis for abortion and punish it as murder. Don't think it can't (or doesn't) happen here without pushing back to secure individuals' rights over their own bodies.

Jan. 14, 2018

The far left has taken America in the direction of inhuman totalitarianism and utilitarianism with their abortion on demand making America not much better than the fascists and communists of the world. America needs a centrist movement to return it to its foundation on the principles of human rights. "We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable Rights." The first among these is the Right to life.

Jan. 17, 2018

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