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Drug May Offer Public Health Benefit For Women Seeking Abortion In El Salvador

NPR: Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion
“…[The] illicit trade in misoprostol has cut the rate of maternal deaths in El Salvador significantly, says Sofia Villalta Delgado, with the Salvadoran Ministry of Health. … Delgado says the Ministry of Health doesn’t endorse the use of misoprostol for abortion. After all, abortion is against the law in El Salvador. But as a public health official, she sees what she says is a public health benefit from the illicit use of this drug…” (Beaubien, 9/23).

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