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On September 14, 2011, Harper’s Magazine hosted The 9/11 Effect, a panel discussion at the City University of New York. Moderator Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explored the lasting effects of the war on terrorism with lawyer and Harper’s contributing editor Scott Horton, winner of a National Magazine Award for his exposé of inmate abuse at Guantánamo Bay; Fordham Law School’s Karen Greenberg, former director of NYU’s Center on Law and Security and author of “The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days”; Petra Bartosiewicz, Harper’s contributor, most recently of “To Catch a Terrorist,” in the August 2011 issue; and Michael German, ACLU Policy Counsel and former FBI Special Agent.
The event was introduced by John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper’s Magazine.
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Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.
Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.
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