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Deliverable of sour. They they laugh. Tecos allies against and. Theo is another issue on komo news came bleaker mutual. Stay stamos a mental. They might lose not really he. Also so activists and feminists to the street in that moment to protest and to the man that these three cow stylist be included in the the new penal code. So it's interesting. Because i think people understand that abortion rights are under attack in the united states but basically you're having feminists and their allies and other women say basically. We just want you to say it's okay to get an abortion if there's incest rape or the woman's life is is in danger and even that is a a source for a tremendous amount of activism so in certain countries going ahead and getting an abortion can have some really tough consequences as well for example. Tell us about what happens in el salvador to a woman who wants to get an abortion in el salvador. It's also completely illegal to get an abortion. Under any circumstances the punishment there is harsh. Women can face over thirty years in prison and at least eighteen. Women have actually been prosecuted and imprisoned even though we have this penal code here in dominican republic. They're very few cases that actually get prosecuted by law. Basically the police doesn't really pursue these cases For the most part unlike in salvador however there have been cases the haven't pursued like one of twenty year old woman who was given pain medication and she ended up going to the hospital. Losing the baby and she was taken to trial because she was accused of having an abortion. And it's interesting. Because i was reading the news about what's happening in the united states now and with rovers wade going back into the supreme court. That's essentially what would happen in the. Us what is already happening here. It's that abortion would only be accessible to those who can afford it all right so if you are not wealthy and you need to get an abortion in the dominican republic. Amanda you've been doing reporting on On the ground in the dr. So tell us a little bit about what you learned about what that looks like for women right now. I spoke to colleges. And i spoke to several people who confirmed that getting an abortion. Here is possible but only for women who are able to pay. So when that's up happening. Is that women who live in poverty. Women who are marginalized women who are disenfranchised do not have access to an abortion and this creates a situation of inequality. This is leeann fonder the gynecologist i spoke with i. You need to have the information at it costs money any time because it's not losing who worship if you are twenty five what if you are fifteen is not saying because you don't have spews you don't having for major how to do it as gynecologist. She has attended many teenage girls. Who got pregnant in some cases against their will when it comes to underage girls giving birth data from the national office of statistics show the number of cases of persons under fourteen years old giving birth and they were alarming in the last ten years. There's been thirty. Four thousand three hundred and seven cases in the caribbean dominican republic. Guyana have the highest lesson. Pregnancy numbers is it crime and law to have said child. What is just in the bigger if you are under fifteen your but you also complete human being to to be responsible for other people. It's very difficult for women living in poverty to have an abortion and at times what happens is that women take matters into their own hands and put their own life at risk so the symbol of the batch. Our the hangar was something that was used by artists in during the protest to represent that women use hangers clothing hangers to to perform abortions on themselves. There was a case where a woman hit her stomach with a block of cement a block of concrete in order to induce an abortion. Goodness.

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