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El Salvador: Total ban on abortion is killing women and girls and condemning others to decades behind bars - 25 septembre 2014

Headline Title:  El Salvador: Total ban on abortion is killing women and girls The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through danger The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous pregnancies. Media Node:  El Salvador Story En un coup d'œil:  Women and girls found guilty of having an abortion face a prison sentence of two to eight years.Health care providers who assist them face up to 12 years in prison. Women who have had miscarriages have been charged with aggravated homicide, a charge which can bring a sentence of up to 50 years in prison. El Salvador banned abortion in all circumstances in 1998. Last year the National Civil Police recorded that 16 women and girls were charged with the crime of abortion, six of them were under 17 years old at the time of the alleged offences. Because of the ban, clandestine abortions are common. According to the Ministry of Health, there were 19,290 abortions in El Salvador between 2005 and 2008. The actual figure is likely to be much higher. Common methods used by women and girls to terminate a pregnancy include: ingesting rat poison or other pesticides, and thrusting knitting needles, pieces of wood and other sharp objects into the cervix, and the use of the ulcer treatment drug misoprostol, which has become widely used to induce abortions. According to the latest World Health Organisation figures, 11 per cent of women and girls who underwent a clandestine abortion in El Salvador died as a result.  Suicide accounts for 57 per cent of the deaths of pregnant females aged 10 to 19 in El Salvador, though it is likely many more cases have gone unreported. A newspaper poll in 2013 revealed 74 per cent of people polled in El Salvador favoured an abortion when a woman’s life is at risk. El Salvador has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Latin America. Last year the National Civil Police registered 1,346 rapes of women and girls. Nearly two-thirds were aged under 15 or classified as “mentally incapacitated” and unable to give informed consent. There is only one women’s refuge in El Salvador. It can accommodate just 35 women and children.  Twitter Tag:  MyBodyMyRights Story Location:  Salvador 14° 21' 12.2904" N, 88° 50' 57.9048" W “The horrific repression that women and girls in El Salvador face is truly shocking and akin to torture. They are denied their fundamental right to make decisions about their own bodies and are severely punished if they dare to do so. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. “How was I, passed out unconscious on the floor, supposed to go running to the hospital with my baby?” Source:  Cristina, who served for years in prison after having had a miscarriage. URL:  On the brink of death: Violence against women and the abortion ban in El Salvador Description:  Read the report. URL:  Twelve facts about the abortion ban in El Salvador Description:  Facts and Figures, 25 September 2014. URL:  End abortion ban in El Salvador Description:  Take Action!

Twelve facts about the abortion ban in El Salvador - 25 septembre 2014

Headline Title:  Twelve facts about the abortion ban in El Salvador El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. Abortion is totally banned in all circumstances and harsh prison sentences befall those accused of terminating a pregnancy.  Media Node:  El Salvador facts Twitter Tag:  MyBodyMyRights Story Location:  Salvador 14° 55' 33.4272" N, 90° 21' 2.0232" W URL:  On the brink of death: Violence against women and the abortion ban in El Salvador Description:  Read the report

El Salvador: La prohibición total del aborto está matando a mujeres y niñas o condenándolas a decenas de años de cárcel

La represiva y desfasada prohibición total del aborto por parte del gobierno está destrozando las vidas de mujeres y niñas en El Salvador, empujándolas a abortos inseguros y clandestinos u obligándolas a llevar a término peligrosos embarazos, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional. Las que ponen fin a sus embarazos se arriesgan a pasar años en la cárcel.  La represiva y desfasada prohibición total del aborto por parte del gobierno está destrozando las vidas de mujeres y niñas en El Salvador, empujándolas a abortos inseguros y clandestinos u obligánd

El Salvador: Total ban on abortion is killing women and girls and condemning others to decades behind bars

The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous pregnancies, Amnesty International said today. Those terminating their pregnancies could face years in prison.  The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through danger

El Salvador: Corte Suprema debe investigar casos de 17 mujeres encarceladas por cuestiones relacionados con el embarazo

La Corte Suprema de Justicia de El Salvador debe investigar posibles violaciones del derecho al debido proceso de 17 mujeres encarceladas por cuestiones relacionadas con el embarazo, Amnistía Internacional expresó hoy

El Salvador: Después de Beatriz, ninguna mujer más debe sufrir discriminación y tortura

No se le debe negar a ninguna mujer un tratamiento médico que necesite para salvar su vida –incluido el aborto si es preciso–, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional después de que las autoridades salvadoreñas hayan esperado durante semanas antes de tomar medidas para salvar la vida de una mujer embarazada gravemente enferma. No se le debe negar a ninguna mujer un tratamiento médico que necesite para salvar su vida –incluido el aborto si es preciso–, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional después de que las autoridades salv

Salvador. Plus aucune femme ne doit subir le traitement discriminatoire réservé à Beatriz, qui s’apparente à de la torture

Aucune femme ne doit se voir refuser des soins médicaux vitaux – notamment un avortement si cela est nécessaire –, a déclaré Amnesty International après que les autorités salvadoriennes aient attendu pendant des semaines pour agir afin de sauver la vie d’une femme enceinte gravement malade. Aucune femme ne doit se voir refuser des soins médicaux vitaux – notamment un avortement si cela est nécessaire –, a déclaré Amnesty International après que les autorités salvadoriennes a

El Salvador: After Beatriz, no more women must suffer discrimination and torture

No woman should be denied lifesaving medical treatment – including abortion if necessary –, Amnesty International said after the Salvadoran authorities waited for weeks before taking action to save the life of a seriously ill pregnant woman. No woman should be denied lifesaving medical treatment – included abortion if necessary –, Amnesty International said after the Salvadoran authorities waited for week

El Salvador: After Beatriz, no more women must suffer discrimination and torture - 4 juin 2013

Headline Title:  El Salvador: After Beatriz, no more women must suffer discrimination and torture No woman should be denied lifesaving medical treatment – including abortion if necessary – Amnesty International said after the Salvadoran authorities waited for weeks before taking action to save El Salvador’s government on Monday administered an early caesarean section to stop a woman from dying because of complications posed by a non-viable pregnancy and serious illness. Media Node:  Beatriz new Story Location:  Salvador 14° 19' 28.9632" N, 89° 54' 43.5924" W “The Salvadoran government must immediately take action to end the total ban on abortion and bring its legislation into line with international human rights standards. Laws must not tie the hands of doctors, or prevent women and girls from accessing a treatment which is necessary, as in this case, to save their lives or health.” Source:  Esther Major, Central America Researcher at Amnesty International. URL:  El Salvador: Government must act immediately to save young woman’s life Description:  News, 31 May 2013 URL:  El Salvador: 'Shameful' court ruling places Beatriz's life in government's hands Description:  News, 30 May 2013 URL:  El Salvador’s officials are playing Russian roulette with young woman’s life Description:  Blog, 13 May 2013 URL:  El Salvador: “We don’t want Beatriz to die, it’s that simple” Description:  Feature, 9 May 2013 URL:  El Salvador must provide pregnant woman with access to life-saving medical treatment Description:  News, 17 April 2013

Salvador. Le gouvernement doit intervenir immédiatement pour sauver la vie d’une jeune femme

Une intervention médicale est requise de toute urgence pour sauver la vie d’une jeune femme, a indiqué Amnesty International après que la ministre de la Santé du Salvador a déclaré qu’une césarienne pourrait être pratiquée avant terme pour préserver sa santé Une intervention médicale est requise de toute urgence pour sauver la vie d’une jeune femme, a indiqué Amnesty International après que la ministre de la Santé du Salvador a déclaré qu’une césarienn