Beatriz wants to live. She’s 22 years old and the mother of an infant, but the 18 week pregnancy she’s carrying is killing her — right now as you read this — and the government of El Salvador has refused to permit an exception to their abortion ban to save her life.
The fetus Beatriz is carrying is anencephalic; it has no brain and won’t survive birth even if her health allowed her to carry to full term. More to the point, Beatriz has lupus, worsened by a kidney malfunction, and it’s very dangerous for her to be pregnant. But under El Salvador’s abortion ban, both Beatriz and any medical staff involved in providing a therapeutic abortion would face criminal charges, carrying penalties as high as 50 years in jail for her and 12 years in jail for her doctors.
Both El Salvador’s Minister of Health and Attorney General for Human Rights support allowing an exception to save Beatriz’ life, yet the Supreme Court has delayed making this literally life and death decision. Now this impoverished young mother has entered early stage renal failure as her pregnancy steadily destroys her kidneys.
OKAY IM DOING A SCHOOL PROJECT ON GAY MARRIAGE AND I HAVE TO USE STATISTICS SO REBLOG IF YOU SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE AND LIKE IF YOU DONT
Um, okay, anything for a school project.
I just learned the most amazing thing today. Apparently in the Ancient of Thebes (Of Greece, not Egypt.) there was an elite fighting unit known as the Sacred Band of Thebes. Three hundred hand picked men from all walks of life, One hundred and fifty pairs of male lovers.
These dudes were so badass they were beating out Spartans. It took Alexander the Great to wipe them out. How about them apples?
I’m 5 foot 3 inches, I’m a girl, and I weigh 117 pounds. My dad thinks I need to lose weight. Reblog this if you think he’s wrong please I’m not allowed to eat breakfast anymore
no wait, are you being serious right now
what the hell…
117 is a perfectly healthy weight for someone your height! I’m about that height too and I’m 115!
“But if you forget to reblog Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity.”
idek who that is
She’s from Holes, and the main reason why the main character’s family line has shitty luck.
Whenever I get period cramps
I have never seen something so accurate in all my life…
do periods really hurt? In 5th grade sex ed, we learned that it didn’t hurt.
Did that teacher get fired?
That teacher lied. The cramping alone feels like you’re getting clubbed in the kidneys. That’s not even mentioning the nausea which can measure anywhere from my-tummy-is-upset to I-can’t-even-move-the-room-won’t-stop-spinning-bleargh!