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Women Unjustly Imprisoned in El Salvador

The total ban on abortion in El Salvador has caused the criminalization of women who do not have access to reproductive health services. Since abortion was included as a crime in Salvadoran legislation, hundreds of [...]

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“They don’t know our reality”: Lives impacted by El Salvador’s abortion ban

CBS News continues its coverage of El Salvador's total abortion ban and the efforts there by the Center to help women sentenced to long prison terms for having had abortions when in fact they have [...]

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These women say they had miscarriages. Now they’re in jail for abortion.

CBS News covers the Center's efforts to help women who have been imprisoned in El Salvador after being accused of having had abortions even though they claim to have miscarried. El Salvador has a total [...]

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The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda

The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda by Luisa Cabal, Vice President of Programs "The treatment of a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador who was repeatedly denied potentially [...]

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Mother Jones: Republicans want to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Here’s how one group is fighting back

Mother Jones: Republicans want to ban abortions after 20 weeks "The Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York-based nonprofit, is at the center of the key legal battles over abortion and contraception. CRR filed the [...]

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Reuter’s Trust.org: Abortion bans put lives at risk and women in prison

Reuter's Trust.org: Abortion bans put lives at risk and women in prison "El Salvador’s decision to deny an ill woman carrying a malformed foetus an abortion highlights the region’s draconian abortion laws that are putting [...]

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New York Times: A high-risk pregnancy is terminated. But was it an abortion?

New York Times: A high-risk pregnancy is terminated. But was it an abortion? The woman’s doctors urged an end to her pregnancy, saying her life could be at risk and that the fetus would not [...]

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New York Times Letter to the Editor: ‘Beatriz’ of El Salvador, Denied a Lifesaving Abortion

New York Times Letter to the Editor: ‘Beatriz’ of El Salvador, Denied a Lifesaving Abortion To the Editor: Re “Salvador Court Denies Abortion to Ailing Woman, Citing Strict Prohibition” (news article, May 30) and “A [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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Guardian: Sonia Tábora and the risks of being poor and pregnant in El Salvador

Guardian: The risks of being poor and pregnant in El Salvador By Vickie Knox In the middle of the night of 19 February 2005, 20-year-old Sonia Tábora went into premature labour at seven months, alone, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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