Women’s Rights Groups In El Salvador Push To Relax Country’s Abortion Ban
New York Times: They Were Jailed for Miscarriages. Now, Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban.
“…As Latin America has moved slowly toward lifting restrictions on abortion, six small countries have maintained an outright ban, including in cases where the mother’s life is at risk. And no other country enforces that ban with the zeal of El Salvador. Yet now, women’s rights groups and their allies in congress believe they may be able to assemble a majority of votes to approve abortion under certain conditions. Two bills have been proposed in the legislature, opening up debate on the issue for the first time since the wholesale ban was passed two decades ago…” (Malkin/Palumbo, 4/9).