Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws

The recent liberation of Salvadoran woman Teodora Vásquez after 11 years of prison for having an abortion has drawn increased attention to the dramatic situation faced by women in Central America today, with strict anti-abortion laws in various countries.
During the past two decades, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras prohibited therapeutic abortion – abortion carried out out of medical necessity – thus denying hundreds of women access to safe medical services when they experience medical crises

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