Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador–a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide after suffering an obstetric emergency that resulted in her pregnancy loss. She died two years into her sentence, from cancer, having received inadequate medical […]
El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el caso Manuela y familiares contra El Salvador. La Corte tiene por primera vez la oportunidad de reconocer que […]
Update: After oral arguments on March 10-11, a decision is expected in this case by the end of 2021. The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner in El Salvador, the Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local and the Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, will be presenting oral arguments before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on March 10 and 11 in Manuela v. El Salvador. The case centers around a […]
Available in Spanish: Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas
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 women have been unfairly prosecuted for reasons associated with abortion and obstetric emergencies; they are accused of the alleged crimes of […]
Amidst the imminent spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precarious prison infrastructure in El Salvador, La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, La Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local , the Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR), Women’s Equality Center (WEC) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) call on the State […]
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 miscarried.
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 abortion ban.