by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
Human rights advocates and doctors say autocratic President Islam Karimov this year ramped up a sterilization campaign he initiated in the late 1990s. In a decree issued in February, the Health Ministry ordered all medical facilities to "strengthen control over the medical examination of women of childbearing age."
The decree also said that "surgical contraception should be provided free of charge" to women who volunteer for the procedure.
It did not specifically mandate sterilizations, but critics allege that doctors have come under direct pressure from the government to perform them: "The order comes from the very top," said Khaitboy Yakubov, head of the Najot human rights group in Uzbekistan.
[Photo via armenians.net]
Oh, lovely. So they don't think they're viable, therefore they can abort them--but if they're deemed non-viable, they receive no medical care. Hmm. Nothing like stacking the deck against a desperately fragile human being.Posted by: ycw at July 21, 2010 2:18 PM
Posted by: ycw at July 21, 2010 2:18 PM
No one is viable before a just and angry God without the grace of Christ.Posted by: Chris Arsenault at July 22, 2010 6:02 AM
The reason there getting away with a lot of that is because there bullies. Will call them educated or intellutual bullies. There bullying is just politically correct. When women decide they'd rather there babies live and that they don't take to kindly to forced sterilation the tide will change.Posted by: myrtle miller at July 31, 2010 8:36 PM
Oops! A c in intellectual always helps. :o) My son is pulling on my arm and has decided he wants some iced tea!Posted by: myrtle miller at July 31, 2010 8:39 PM
sterilization.Posted by: myrtle miller at July 31, 2010 8:54 PM