El Salvador: Critical opportunity to put an end to total criminalization of abortion

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El Salvador: Critical opportunity to put an end to total criminalization of abortion
8 May 2017, 11:19 UTC

The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador has a historic opportunity to reject the criminalization of abortion and protect the health and lives of millions of women throughout the country, said Amnesty International in light of a debate which could result in the first steps being taken towards the end of criminalization of abortion in the country.

“The total ban on abortion is, quite simply, a form of torture which puts the lives of millions of women and girls at risk every day,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.

Continued at source: Amnesty International: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/05/el-salvador-oportunidad-crucial-para-poner-fin-a-la-penalizacion-total-del-aborto/