The Havana Times reported on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights historic ruling in the Center’s case, Manuela v. El Salvador. The Court found that El Salvador was responsible for Manuela’s death and that the country must take measures to ensure women can access reproductive health care without being reported to law enforcement. After being unjustly convicted for aggravated homicide due to an obstetric emergency, Manuela died in prison due to inadequate diagnosis and treatment for cancer..
The Center’s Carmen Cecilia Martínez, regional program manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, was quoted, saying, “The Court is very clear: women who are seeking medical attention in reproductive health should never be reported, and that includes abortion.”
Havana Times: HR Court Prohibits Reporting Women for Abortions in L.A., 12.09.2021
Read more about the case:
- Center for Reproductive Rights: Manuela v. El Salvador, 12.02.2021
- Center for Reproductive Rights: Inter-American Court of Human Rights Ruling Will Help Protect Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion, 12.02.2021