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Cleared of attempted murder after premature birth
"Is freed of attempted murder after premature birth"

"The 20-year-old salvadoranskan Imelda Cortez, indicted for murder after given birth to children too early, will be freed in court."

" We know that Imelda has not committed any crime, says her lawyer Keyla Caceres to the AFP."

"Imelda Cortez, whose child was born unexpectedly in a latrine in a poor rural area, has been imprisoned for over a year and a half pending trial."

"On Monday released her."

"the Child survived the unplanned birth and feel good, without any signs of damage. Nevertheless, the accused Imelda Cortez for attempt to murder and risked 20 years in prison. When she became pregnant at the age of 17, she had for several years raped by her stepfather, whose paternity is later confirmed by a dna test."

"El Salvador has some of the toughest anti-infants in the world, with penalties of up to 40 years. It is forbidden to abort a pregnancy even after rape, at the danger to the mother's life or in case of severe birth defects."

"There are about 20 known cases of women serving sentences of between 15 and 30 years of age suspected of having tried to do the abortion."

"in 1998, introduced the El Salvador is a total abortförbud by also criminalizing abortion in case of danger for mother's life, after the rape or severe birth defects – the three exceptions that are commonly made even in the countries with stricter abortlagar."

"In connection with the decision voted in favour the national assembly, through a new wording in the constitution that life begins at conception."

"the Decisions adopted in the period after the peace agreement in 1992, when several laws were changed. They followed an intense campaign from oppose abortion and the catholic church, whose more progressive voices silenced after the murder of several priests during the civil war."

"According to an estimate from the department of health was carried out, despite the ban, more than 19 000 abortions in the country between 2005 and 2008, of which 27.6 per cent genomgicks of minors. According to the previous myndighetssiffror results approximately 11 percent of the illegal abortion in the mother's death."

"Poor women in rural areas are affected hårdats of abortförbudet, because they have worse access to contraception and advice on sexual and reproductive health, and cannot afford to visit secret private abortion clinics or travel abroad to undergo an abortion."

"Source: Landguiden, the WHO, Amnesty"

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