A Bogus Test Has Landed Women In Prison For Infanticide in El Salvador

In El Salvador, where termination of pregnancy whether abortion, miscarriage, or stillborn, is illegal, 17 women are currently sitting in prison, convicted of assassinating their children, that is, convicted of not giving birth to healthy, live babies. They are known as Las 17, and eight of these women were convicted… » 10/18/14 3:45pm 10/18/14 3:45pm

Salvadoran Woman Who Miscarried Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

When 19 year-old Glenda Xiomara Cruz showed up to her local public hospital mid-miscarriage, she had no idea that she was pregnant in the first place. A pregnancy test she took in May was negative, and her body did not seem to change much throughout the previous months.

But the hospital staff, suspecting her of… » 10/21/13 6:30pm 10/21/13 6:30pm