Saturday, August 18, 2012
Pregnant Teen, Who Sparked Debate on Dominican Republic Anti-Abortion Laws, Dies
CNN: Pregnant Dominican teen at center of abortion debate dies, by Rafael Romo:
(CNN) -- A pregnant leukemia patient who became a flashpoint in the abortion debate in the Dominican Republic died Friday morning, a hospital official told CNN.
The 16-year-old, who had been undergoing chemotherapy, died from complications of the disease, said Dr. Antonio Cabrera, the legal representative for the hospital.
Her case stirred debate in her country, as her life was potentially at risk because of anti-abortion laws in the Dominican Republic. . . .