Thursday, August 28, 2014

Latin American women face forced sterilization | News | Harvard School of Public Health

Latin American women face forced sterilization | News | Harvard School of Public Health





I can not agree with the premise of this article. And I grow increasingly tired of hearing about yet another 'right' someone is supposed to have, without equal discussion of the responsibility that should go with that 'right'.

How many of these women being pressured to accept sterilization are paying the full cost of their medical treatment for HIV, rather than receiving assistance with that care? How many would be able to guarantee that they would remain healthy enough to care for another child? And that they would have the financial means to do so, rather than depending on someone else to pay the bills? And what if they're one of the unlucky ones for which the preventive treatments don't work. What right do they have to commit their child to a life time of medical treatment?

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