Abortion laws may be relaxed for rape cases in El Salvador
Rape victims in El Salvador may be allowed to have abortions under proposals put forward by the governing party.
The left-wing Farabundo Marti Liberation Liberation Front (FMLN) wants to allow abortion in cases of rape, risk to the mother's life or if the foetus is unviable.
The practice is currently completely banned in El Salvador.
The FMLN will need the support of an extra 12 lawmakers to pass the bill.
The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador Where women may be jailed for miscarrying The bill was backed by the president of Congress, Lorena Pena, who proposed that women whose life... read more
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