Should this even have been an issue?
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – An ill Salvadoran woman who delivered a baby without a brain through a cesarean section after being denied a medical abortion is recovering well and has had her tubes tied as she requested, doctors said Tuesday.
The 22-year-old woman was stable and remained in intensive care because of her fragile health, doctors said.
“This is a period of high risk because of possible post-surgery complications related to her health,” said Dr. Xenia Sandoval, head of the Intensive Care Unit at Maternity Hospital.
Her baby girl was born without a brain and died five hours after the woman had a C-section Monday.
The woman, known only as Beatriz for privacy reasons, underwent the operation after 27 weeks of pregnancy.