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Abortion in El Salvador: the State is condemned for the case of Manuela, a woman criminalized after suffering an obstetric emergency

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Representatives of the Feminist Collective attend the hearing of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in March 2021.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) condemned El Salvador for the criminalization of a woman who sought reproductive health services in the midst of an obstetric emergency.

Manuela, the name that has been given to the case to protect the woman’s identity, died in 2010 of lymphatic cancer, handcuffed to a hospital bed, after two years of suffering all kinds of violations, according to the IACHR ruled this Tuesday. .

She was an illiterate, low-income woman who lived in a rural area with her family, which included two young children.

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