The Guilfordian

Teen denied chemotherapy due to Dominican abortion laws, dies

Haejin Song, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

To save a girl’s life or to save her fetus, that is the question. After a grueling fight with Dominican Republic’s strict abortion laws, a pregnant teenager died last week, inciting public outrage and an international debate. The 16-year-old, nicknamed “Esperanza” — which translates to...