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Shocking Photo Shows Mexican Woman Giving Birth On Grass After Hospital Refused To Admit Her
http://www.mrconservative.com ^ | october 12, 2013

Posted on 10/13/2013 7:36:39 AM PDT by lowbridge

Mexico has been badly shaken by a photograph of a woman squatting on the grass and grimacing in pain as she gives birth to a child. It’s not that the photograph is so dreadful, although one feels for her pain and the absence of privacy and, therefore, dignity. What’s causing so much soul-searching in Mexico is the reason the woman ended up being photographed giving birth on a lawn.

Mexico, a country with socialized medicine (except for rich people, who have their own private healthcare market), has a troubling shortage of good maternity care. Additionally, Mexico’s indigenous people routinely face discrimination when they try to get access to government health services.

Irma Lopez, 29, went to a health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, because she was in labor. She didn’t even make it through the front door. Instead, a nurse told Lopez that she was only eight months pregnant, and therefore “not ready” to deliver. The nurse told Lopez to take a walk and come back the next day.

This advice was ironic, since Lopez and her husband had already walked an hour to the clinic from their one-bedroom hut in the mountains. While walking outside the clinic, though, Lopez’s water finally broke.

Lopez dropped to the lawn in front of the clinic and, clinging to the wall of a neighboring house, gave birth to a son. Lopez said the experience was terribly disturbing. She was entirely alone, because her husband was seeking help. “I didn’t want to deliver like this. It was so ugly and with so much pain.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mexico; socialism; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 10/13/2013 7:36:40 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Didn’t this use to be the norm?

I don’t understand the problem here. If you can’t afford a service, you don’t get the service.


2 posted on 10/13/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: lowbridge

Didn’t this use to be the norm?

I don’t understand the problem here. If you can’t afford a service, you don’t get the service.

Of course, when it happens in a place where everyone is supposed to get free health care, well, you have a problem...


3 posted on 10/13/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: lowbridge

Mexico, a country with socialized medicine (except for rich people, who have their own private healthcare market), has a troubling shortage of good maternity care. Additionally, Mexico’s indigenous people routinely face discrimination when they try to get access to government health services.


4 posted on 10/13/2013 7:39:04 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: lowbridge

Didn’t any bleeding-heart Liberal explain to the mother the concept of “anchor baby”?


5 posted on 10/13/2013 7:40:07 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: lowbridge

Natural birth.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: lowbridge
Well,they can come here instead and drive more of *our* hospitals into bankruptcy.Oh,you mean they're already doing that? Never mind then.
7 posted on 10/13/2013 7:41:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: lowbridge
Here in America they would never let this happen. They need to get that social security number assigned to the kid.

The upside for the Mexican couple is that their kid won't have to deal with any super-bug staph problems and the sun was shining.

8 posted on 10/13/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: lowbridge

I was waiting on my guide in Mexico’s Baja. Across the street was a big, modern building with dozens of people waiting outside. When my guide showed I asked, “What are those people waiting for?” He said, “That’s the hospital. It’s got a waiting crowd like that 24/7. During the summer when it’s 120 degrees they send out gurneys every hour to collect the dead.” (But it’s all “free.”) He later showed me the free hospital for the elite. It was much nicer, bigger and no waiting crowd. But I saw evidence of their medical care which I’d place at around 1955 by US standards.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 7:42:42 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: lowbridge

Does this mean that there are still some born in Mexico?


10 posted on 10/13/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: lowbridge

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

Just so we know.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: lowbridge

She gave birth in Mexico??? How the hell did that happen????


12 posted on 10/13/2013 7:43:43 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: lowbridge

She gave birth in Mexico??? How the hell did that happen????


13 posted on 10/13/2013 7:43:43 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Lorianne

Good point and true. Indios are treated extremely bad in mexico. I recall as a kid shopping with my mom in Juarez (used to be a nice shopping area) and watching the cops chase off “squaws”. They werent allowed in those areas.

Many of the Indios do not speak Spanish in today’s mexico.
My family left northern mexico around 1900 and settled in NM...which was never part of mexico!


14 posted on 10/13/2013 7:45:50 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: lowbridge

Walked an hour in flip-flops to give birth on a lawn. She deserves some sort of award.


15 posted on 10/13/2013 7:46:27 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: lowbridge

They have Obamacare in Mexico?


16 posted on 10/13/2013 7:47:06 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Been there...


17 posted on 10/13/2013 7:47:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Farnsworth
"She gave birth in Mexico??? How the hell did that happen????"

The gov't "shutdown" must have stopped the shuttle service to U.S. hospitals. How do republicans sleep at night? /obvious sarc

18 posted on 10/13/2013 7:49:41 AM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: Gen.Blather
He later showed me the free hospital for the elite.

The rich, the politicians, and their staffs, right? This is the unavoidable future of socialized medicine.

19 posted on 10/13/2013 7:51:12 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Flag_This

HA! that was funny


20 posted on 10/13/2013 7:52:40 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Lorianne

isn’t Mexico an OPEC country?


21 posted on 10/13/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: oldbrowser

“The rich, the politicians, and their staffs, right? This is the unavoidable future of socialized medicine. “

Actually, government and its employees. The phone company, the electric company and the oil company workers are apparently all government. Those are the only good jobs. My guide worked as a lackey for the electric company. He bought his job by paying a bribe. One of the benefits was free electric. So, although he lived in an un-insulated hovel with single pane jalousie windows he ran the air conditioning 24 hours a day at a temperature where you could hang meat. Doing so was a status symbol.


22 posted on 10/13/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: cuban leaf

What was the procedure 100 years ago and no “midwife”???


23 posted on 10/13/2013 7:58:30 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: lowbridge

My husband happened upon a Mexican woman giving birth under a mesquite tree in his south Texas hunting pasture. He went and found a phone, called an ambulance, waited at the gate to meet the ambulance. When he guided the ambulance to the spot the woman was gone. She had disappeared into the brush with her anchor baby.


24 posted on 10/13/2013 8:02:59 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: lowbridge

Some people can’t create or maintain a modern civilization and all its accoutrements, like a hospital. The only way a people can maintain their civilization is by keeping out those that can’t.


25 posted on 10/13/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: lowbridge

This will NEVER happen with 0bamacare; unless you smoke, are over weight, drink Cokeacola... or the staff does not like the cut of your jib... the staff was on state required break as happens in Europe.

Sorry you only have a bronze plan; all the gold and silver plans go first!
Good news; you; are ahead of the iron and lead plans!


26 posted on 10/13/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: lowbridge

Interesting picture...note that the baby’s first contact in this world is by laying in the grass —he’ll be a natural born landscaper.


27 posted on 10/13/2013 8:33:38 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (What does it mean to be declared "guilty" in a nation without the rule of law?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

That’s the hard politically incorrect truth. Either we control immigration or we become the third world crap holes these “new Americans” fled from.


29 posted on 10/13/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot
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To: lowbridge

Gee!She should have came to the United States and had the baby free of charge and she would have gotten room and board for the rest of her life.


30 posted on 10/13/2013 9:31:18 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: danamco

Depends on the country.


31 posted on 10/13/2013 11:42:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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