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El Salvador congress upholds total abortion ban

El Salvador congress upholds total abortion ban
El Salvador’s congress has voted yet again to uphold the country’s total ban on abortions

El Salvador’s congress voted yet again Wednesday to uphold the country’s total ban on abortions.

Women’s rights groups had petitioned congress to approve at least exceptions in the case of rape, risk to a woman’s health or life-threatening deformities. But the body voted 73 に 11 to maintain the current law.

Legislators said the country’s constitutional right-to-life article passed in 1998 made any changes impossible. 会議 has been asked three times before to return to the pre-1998 exceptions, but has refused each time.

Populist President これが見ています has backed the ban, which is among the harshest in the hemisphere, 一緒に ニカラグア Bukele also opposes same-sex marriage.

There are currently 40 women serving prison sentences ranging from 10 に 30 years for convictions related to abortions.