El Salvador pardons woman jailed after birth complications led to death of child



Women’s rights campaigners have welcomed the decision by El Salvador’s Congress to pardon a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder after experiencing complications in pregnancy.
The woman, known as Guadalupe, was originally charged under the country’s harsh abortion laws. She is understood to have given birth to a stillborn baby after being raped. She gave birth at home but was taken to hospital later in the day after heavy bleeding. She was accused of trying to abort the baby. El Salvador is among a handful of countries that forbid abortion under any circumstances.
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22 January 2015 in Health, Views: 21
Source: Guardian
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