Sunday, April 09, 2006

I Can't Finish the Article

Pro-Life Nation: Abortion in El Salvador

I cannot finish the article. It's just that painful. Required reading for pro-lifers AND pro-choicers.

Just so we know what we're up against. Governor Mike Rounds in South Dakota must be stopped; the Randall Terrys of the world must be stopped. The Schindlers must be stopped.

Today, Article 1 of El Salvador's constitution declares that the prime directive of government is to protect life from the "very moment of conception." The penal code detailing the Crimes Against the Life of Human Beings in the First Stages of Development provides stiff penalties: the abortion provider, whether a medical doctor or a back-alley practitioner, faces 6 to 12 years in prison. The woman herself can get 2 to 8 years. Anyone who helps her can get 2 to 5 years. Additionally, judges have ruled that if the fetus was viable, a charge of aggravated homicide can be brought, and the penalty for the woman can be 30 to 50 years in prison.

Is this what we want here?


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