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El Salvador Rape Survivor Being Retried for Homicide for Having Stillbirth

HeadlineJul 16, 2019

In El Salvador, a rape survivor who was jailed and later freed after she had a stillbirth is being retried for aggravated homicide. In 2017, Evelyn Hernández was sentenced to 30 years in prison for “suspected abortion” after her stillbirth. But in December last year, the 21-year-old’s conviction was annulled. El Salvador is one of six countries in Latin America with a total abortion ban.

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