The Supreme Court of El Salvador has made a just and commendable decision in the case of 26-year-old Beatriz. Though hospitals around the world volunteered to perform an abortion on Beatriz's disabled child - saying, in effect, "let us kill your baby for you" - El Salvador rebuffed these grisly offers and treated both Beatriz and her pre-born child in a humane way: by delivering the baby, and thus giving this innocent a chance to live.
"Court protects the lives of Beatriz and her child." Photo credit: Giornalettismo.
El Salvador has shown what true medical compassion looks like, all while keeping in line with medical science and plain common sense. Hundreds of doctors in Ireland, another pro-life country, recently published the Dublin Declaration, which states unequivocally that abortion is never needed to save a woman's life. Here in the United States, Dr. Anthony Levatino, a reformed abortionist, testified that over the course of more than 1,200 abortions, he never had to commit one to save a woman's life.
The Beatriz case reinforces once again the humanity, compassion, and good sense that come from a nation respecting the dignity and equality of all human life. I pray that all the world's nations, including our own, will follow El Salvador's heroic example.
I hope you'll join me in celebrating this phenomenal victory for the equality of all people and the enshrinement of human rights.