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El Salvador Legislature Fails To Vote On Amendments To Relax Nation’s Abortion Ban

New York Times: Supporters of El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Foil Efforts to Soften It
“El Salvador’s national legislature adjourned Thursday without voting on proposals to allow exceptions to the country’s total ban on abortion, thwarting the first challenge to one of the world’s toughest laws. The failure of the Legislative Assembly, El Salvador’s legislative branch, to consider two proposals that would have allowed doctors to end pregnancies under limited conditions leaves intact the country’s two-decade-old ban on abortions…” (Malkin/Palumbo, 4/26).

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