El Salvador: Calls to end total ban on abortion – BBC News

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Human rights organisations are calling for an end to El Salvador’s total ban on abortion – laws which see women and girls routinely imprisoned, even after enduring stillbirths and miscarriages

One woman, whom supporters say had a still birth, faces charges of killing her baby. She has to prove she didn’t induce an abortion.

Since 1998, terminations have been banned in all circumstances, including rape, incest and a threat to the life of the Mother. Women can be sentenced for up to 50 years in jail.

From the capital San Salvador, our International Correspondent Orla Guerin, has sent this special report for BBC News at Ten.

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