“It is a debate over absolutes,” said Armando Martínez, president of the College of Catholic Lawyers of Mexico. “It is an issue that is not really subject to debate.”
Y lo afirma un supuesto abogado, que debería estar acostumbrado a argumentar....
El reportaje del NYT prosigue con la complicada lucha para hacer efectivo el derecho de las mujeres más pobres de la ciudad a decidir sobre su reproducción (las ricas desde antes ya lo pueden hacer de forma privada). Este es el ejemplo de una doctora, Laura García, que ha sabido comprender el dolor de muchas mujeres que no tienen más opciones:
There have been a few public protests as the Supreme Court’s decision approaches, but neither side has mobilized massive forces. It is the doctors themselves who are on the front lines when it comes to choosing sides.
One gynecologist working at a public hospital, herself a new mother, said she was an objector because she was uncomfortable with interrupting life. Some women, she said, “are irresponsible because there are contraceptives.” She asked not to be identified.
Those who have chosen to perform abortions say it has not been easy. Dr. Laura García was the only one of 13 gynecologists at her hospital who agreed to offer abortions last year. Some days, she says, she performs as many as seven or eight surgical abortions.
“I became a warrior there defending my convictions,” said Dr. García, who moved to a new hospital in May where the city plans to have abortions performed for minors.
She said she had been insulted by colleagues and chased down the street by abortion opponents. But she said that having witnessed what happened to women before abortion became legal — she saw cases of septic shock and uncontrolled bleeding from botched abortions — helped her continue her work.
“I am contributing to rescuing women’s rights,” Dr. García said. “In Mexico, women have always been marginalized.”
She added: “I am a Catholic, but I have convictions. I don’t think I’m going to hell. If I go, it will be for something else.”