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Racism in Mexico: Health centre makes Indian women gives birth outside on the grass

by | 10th, October 2013

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TO Mexico, where Mexican paper La Razon says Irma Lopez, 29, was forced to give birth on the lawn in front of a medical centre in Oaxaca, Mexico, which had refused to admit her.

Mrs Lopez is an indigenous Mexican Mazatec. She does not speak Spanish. That could be relevant. The accusation is that racism lay at the root of her treatment bar. A nurse told her Mrs Lopez was not ready to give birth. She should go away and wait. Was that just wrong? Or was something more sinister behind the nurse’s advice?

One hour later, Mrs Lopez gave birth as her husband begged staff to admit her. A passer by took the photo you can see above and below.

A spokeswoman for Mexico’s National Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

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