Teodora Vázquez was imprisoned for over 10 years in El Salvador under the abortion law. She was accused of murder after complications in her pregnancy. There are other 25 women in prison with similar accusations.
Due to the absolute ban on abortion in El Salvador, women are frequently imprisoned for up to 30 years. Although the topic is part of the public debate, legislative changes are far from being realized.
La criminalización del aborto supone que las mujeres se enfrenten hasta 30 años de prisión. La cuestión ya es parte del debate público aunque los cambios legislativos son aún una meta difícil de alcanzar.
Over the last weeks Poland has witnessed an unprecedented mobilisation of women against the tightening of the abortion law. Our colleague Gert Röhrborn from our Warsaw office sheds light on recent events.
By Gert Röhrborn