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El Salvador: Rape survivor sentenced to 30 years in jail under extreme anti-abortion law


El Salvador: Rape survivor sentenced to 30 years in jail under extreme anti-abortion law
The Ladies Finger

The sentence against a 19-year-old rape survivor to 30 years in prison on charges of âaggravated homicideâ after she suffered pregnancy related complications, is a terrifying example of the need for El Salvador to urgently repeal its retrograde anti-abortion law, Amnesty International said.âEl Salvadorâs anti-abortion law is causing nothing but pain and suffering to countless women and girls and their families. It goes against human rights and it has no place in the country or anywhere,â said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.El Salvadorâs anti-abortion law is causing nothing but pain and suffering to countless women and girls and their families. It goes against human rights and it has no place in the country or anywhereErika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty InternationalâThe total ban on abortion in El Salvador violates womenâs rights to life, health, privacy, due process and freedom from discrimination, violence and torture and other ill-treatment.

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