Sunday, April 09, 2006

How does one become an FVI?

This will probably get linked all over the place, but here it is anyway: a New York Times article describing what things are like in El Salvador, eight years after that country's complete outlawing of abortion.

It's a pretty powerful piece. Two tiny details struck me: the fact that women still find ways to get abortions if they feel them necessary (rich ones can just fly to Miami, we're told), and there are actually people in El Salvador called "forensic vagina inspectors".

I also noted the mental gymnastics common among prolifers, one of whom insists that the woman getting the abortion has both "murdered her baby" and become a "victim" of the abortion providers.


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