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Salvadoran Woman Freed After 15 Years in Jail for Abortion Crimes

A Salvadoran woman who said she suffered a stillbirth - but was jailed for nearly 15 years for murdering her child - was freed on Tuesday after authorities reduced her sentence. Maira Veronica Figueroa's release puts the spotlight on El Salvador's total ban on abortion as the Central American nation faces mounting international pressure to overturn its strict law and release other women jailed for abortion-related crimes. Figueroa, 34, was handed a 30-year prison sentence in...

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