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

Headline Title:  El Salvador: Total ban on abortion is killing women and girls 25 September 2014 The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous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.Amnesty International’s recent report, On the brink of death: Violence against women and the abortion ban in El Salvador, charts how the country’s restrictive law results in the deaths…

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