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Al Jazeera America Examines Strict Abortion, Reproductive Health Laws In El Salvador

Al Jazeera America: In El Salvador, a pregnancy complication followed by a prison sentence
“…[The article discusses cases] in El Salvador highlighted by local and international human rights groups and by the United Nations. All the women involved are young and poor and were convicted for killing babies who were stillborn or died through miscarriages or for reasons unknown. Since 1997, abortion has been prohibited in El Salvador, without exception — including in the cases of rape or danger to the mother’s health. Amnesty International says the law has created a culture of suspicion toward women, particularly pregnant women…” (Chandler, 4/22).

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