This week’s cover of Time Magazine features a young Afghan woman who has been disfigured by the Taliban. Time’s editor, Richard Stengel, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the decision to put Aisha on the cover and the broader issue of what will happen to women like her if the U.S. leaves Afghanistan.
As I read Aisha’s story, I learned that she was traveling to the U.S. for treatment. This isn’t a new story, but it is one that is sometimes difficult to understand. The organizations and individuals involved have the best intentions, but taking a patient to the U.S. isn’t always the only option.