El Salvador frees three women convicted for suspected abortions
Court commutes sentences of three women who say they were prosecuted after suffering miscarriages, obstetric emergencies
by Anna-Cat Brigida
7 Mar 2019
Ilopango, El Salvador - Alba Lorena Rodriguez embraced her 11- and 14-year-old daughters as a free woman for the first time in nearly a decade on Thursday.
Since 2010, Rodriguez has been behind bars for an abortion-related conviction in El Salvador, a country with one of the harshest abortion bans in the world.