Rosa Hernandez

 

 

Age: 16

 

Summary: central figure in the Dominican Republic abortion controversy whose plight attracted worldwide attention earlier this year after she had to wait for chemotherapy during her battle with debilitating leukemia while she was 13 weeks pregnant because of that country's abortion ban, in which the case sparked renewed debate over abortion in the Dominican Republic with some lawmakers calling on officials to reconsider the abortion ban.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from leukemia

 

Born: circa 1996

 

Died: August 17, 2012

 

Location: San Domingo, Dominican Republic