A piece in the Washington Post highlights a recent victory for the Center for Reproductive Rights in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador. In the case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the Salvadoran State must take responsibility for the death of Manuela, who was unjustly imprisoned after suffering from an obstetric emergency. The Court ordered El Salvador to reform its laws and also set standards throughout the region to protect women seeking reproductive health care, including abortion.
“El Salvador violated rights of woman who died in prison while serving 30-year abortion sentence, international court finds,” The Washington Post, 12.1.21
Read about the case here: Manuela v. El Salvador (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)