Mexico officials have suspended health center director, Dr. Adrian Cruz after Irma Lopez, a pregnant indigenous woman was denied help at a medical clinic and was left to give birth on the lawn outside with no help.
Lopez was turned away by a nurse who said she was not yet ready to deliver and told her to go outside and walk. An hour and a half later, Lopez’s water broke and she gave birth to a son, while grabbing the wall of a house next to the clinic.
“The photo is giving visibility to a wider structural problem that occurs within indigenous communities: Women are not receiving proper care. They are not being offered quality health services, not even a humane treatment,” said Mayra Morales, Oaxaca’s representative for the national Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
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