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Countries urge El Salvador to change repressive abortion laws

Headline Title:  Countries urge El Salvador to change repressive abortion laws 28 October 2014 El Salvador came under pressure from nine countries at the United Nations last night to amend its repressive and out-dated abortion laws. The effects of these laws amount to institutionalized violence, torture and other forms of ill-treatment against women and girls, said Amnesty International.A further 12 countries have raised concerns about continued discrimination against women in the country.El Salvador was called upon at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to reform laws…

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