This is a crucial moment: we need your immediate help to tell the Salvadoran government that they are running out of time to save Beatriz.
She's the young Salvadoran mother still waiting for government authorization to receive a life-saving abortion. In the face of a ruling from the Salvadoran Supreme Court on Wednesday denying Beatriz this critical medical procedure, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights told El Salvador it must immediately provide her the treatment she needs to save her life and preserve her health. The Salvadoran Minister of Health has said Beatriz will receive the treatment she needs.
So when will she receive this treatment? Why is she still waiting?
She's still waiting because in El Salvador, abortion under all circumstances is criminalized. Her health is deteriorating by the day. She's in the early stages of kidney failure, and more than 15 doctors say an abortion is the only way to save her life now.
Demand life-saving treatment for Beatriz in El Salvador.
If Beatriz went ahead with an abortion now, she, as well as the medical professionals administering the treatment, face arrest and years in jail.
This case is simply mind-blowing. Shouldn't the law protect people?
A young mother's life is on the line - why won't officials comply with the order from the Inter-American Court and immediately grant her the treatment that she needs to survive? Words aren't enough from the Health Minister; Beatriz needs immediate action on her behalf!
Beatriz still has a chance, and she needs your help. Please take action right now to help save her life.
To date, the authorities have now received nearly 200,000 signatures asking for Beatriz to receive the treatment that she needs and has asked for.
I want to let you know that Beatriz is receiving these messages, and wishes to thank all who are supporting her.
We're in this all the way. Let Beatriz know you're right there with her, fighting for her right to live.
Please, keep fighting for Beatriz.
Women's Human Rights Program